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International refugees learn US winter survival skills

bbc.co.uk — Ehsher Mu has lived his entire 24 years in a Thai refugee camp. Last month, he boarded a plane to Minnesota, wearing flip-flops suited for the only climate he's ever known. A day later, he remained sockless in frigid, toe-curling temperatures while attending a winter-survival class in his new home of St Paul.

Female tenants allege sexual harassment by landlords

mprnews.org — Twin Cities advocacy groups filed two lawsuits this week alleging sexual harassment by male landlords against their female tenants. In a case filed in Hennepin District Court, a single mother accused her former landlord of subjecting her to repeated sexual advances. Kim Malchow also alleges the landlord, Harvey Tam, intentionally walked in on her while she was breastfeeding.

Prosecutors: Argument preceded fatal stabbing at Minneapolis light rail station

mprnews.org — Prosecutors say a verbal exchange near a Minneapolis light rail station preceded the fatal stabbing 58-year-old Gerald Davis over the weekend. * Related: Victim in light rail stabbing identified as 58-year-old man The Hennepin County Attorney's Office charged 25-year-old Anthony Bowker, of Minneapolis, with second-degree murder Wednesday.

Minneapolis makes city data available without a request

mprnews.org — The city of Minneapolis has launched a new open-data portal, allowing the public to access raw government data online.

Meet the young activists behind the I-35W shutdown

mprnews.org — The protest that shut down Interstate 35W on Thursday was largely the work of a new generation of activists in Minneapolis. Young and savvy with social media, they believe in escalated tactics to spread their message of racial justice.

Hennepin County sheriff investigating officer-involved shooting

mprnews.org — A man is being treated for injuries after a confrontation Thursday with Medina police officers at a hotel in the far west metro. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Feds say St. Paul woman stole passport, went to Syria

mprnews.org — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a third person as part of an investigation into a possible pipeline between Minnesota and radical groups in Syria. Unlike two cases announced last week, prosecutors are not accusing 20-year-old Yusra Ismail with aiding terrorists. They charged the St.

International refugees learn Minnesota winter survival skills

mprnews.org — Ehsher Mu has lived his entire 24 years in a Thai refugee camp. Last month, he boarded a plane to Minnesota, wearing flip-flops suited for the only climate he's ever known. A day later, he remained sockless in frigid, toe-curling temperatures while attending a winter-survival class in his new home of St.

St. Paul pressured to refocus panel that cleared officers in skyway arrest

mprnews.org — There are a growing number of calls to change a St. Paul civilian review panel that recently decided to exonerate police officers involved in a controversial skyway arrest. Mayor Chris Coleman has invited civil rights advocates to suggest how to change the 20-year-old citizen panel, which found that the officers acted lawfully and properly in the arrest of Christopher Lollie.

Minnesota man who returned to rebuild Somalia killed in Mogadishu

mprnews.org — Family members of Abdullahi Anshoor say Mogadishu police told them a group of gunmen killed the father of three and took his car.
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Dec 18, 2014

Bloomington threatens to arrest Black Lives Matter organizers, not protesters bit.ly/1zBnk8u via @sheila_regan

Dec 17, 2014

Mall of America seeks to deter 'Black Lives Matter' demonstration, warn of arrests. bit.ly/1wMMhwB

Dec 16, 2014

After two years of discord, St. Anthony agrees to mosque. ow.ly/G16C5

Dec 16, 2014

Bernadeia Johnson resigns as Minneapolis schools superintendent mprnews.org/story/2014/12/… via @mprnews

Dec 16, 2014

@bwareham @TheCurrent @twinkiejiggles But if it's been 14 years since his last album, that means I'm OLD. :-(

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