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Putin says military force in Ukraine would be a ‘last resort’

March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia’s actions in Crimea and said on Tuesday that he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort, easing market fears that East-West tension over the former Soviet republic co…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Putin says military force in Ukraine would be a ‘last resort’

March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia’s actions in Crimea and said on Tuesday that he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort, easing market fears that East-West tension over the former Soviet republic co…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Montevideo man will remain in custody

May 8, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL A man law enforcement officials say was plotting a terror attack in Montevideo will stay in federal custody while more information is gathered. Continue Reading

FBI conducts raid in Montevideo

May 6, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Agency says terror plot uncoveredMINNEAPOLIS (AP) The FBI believes authorities disrupted a terrorism attack that was being planned in a small western Minnesota city when they arrested a man after converging on a mobile home that contained Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms, the agency said Monday. Continue Reading

Minnesota terror case spotlights after-school program

October 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) On any given weekday, in a nondescript storefront on the eastern edge of Minneapolis, dozens of young Somalis gather to get help with homework, learn a little Arabic, or have a snack and learn about their culture. Some parents say the programs at the Essential Learning of Minnesota Institute have been a positive influence on their children, with one calling it the “best” after-school program for his three kids.
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Minnesota trial opens window on Somalia terror group

October 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The trial of a Minneapolis man convicted in a conspiracy to send young men from Minnesota to fight with al-Shabab in Somalia has provided the most information yet on the ongoing investigation into recruitment for the terror group. Continue Reading

Prosecutors say Minnesota man steered recruits to terror group in Somalia

October 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Prosecutors say a Minnesota man facing federal terror charges directed young men and teens into the violence of the Somali civil war. Continue Reading

Terror suspect tells judge he is sick, sees ghosts

September 24, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A Somali man accused of helping finance fighters for the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia asked a judge on Monday to let him out of jail while he awaits trial, saying he has a “sickness of the devil” in which he sees ghosts and needs a spiritual healer. Continue Reading

Somali refugee in Calif. acknowledges aiding terror group

December 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO – A Somali refugee living in San Diego pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to aiding four men who left Minnesota to join a Somali terror group, including one man who is suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing in the African nation in October. Continue Reading

Massachusetts man goes to trial on U.S. terror charges

October 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Prosecutors portray Tarek Mehanna as a terrorist in the making, a man who tried to help al-Qaida by promoting violent jihad online and traveling to Yemen to seek training in a terrorist camp. But Mehanna’s lawyers say he was just a college kid expressing his political views the way many people do over the Internet and no matter how unpopular his opinions, they are protected by the First Amendment. As Mehanna goes on trial in Boston next week, some experts see it as a case that will test the limits of counter-terrorism laws. Continue Reading