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Metro Reporter — Minnesota Public Radio

Metro reporter for @MPRNews.

Mpls. officials: W. Broadway fire was arson; public's help needed

Brothers hope books will help Muslim kids hang onto their identity — Amin Aaser didn't need to look farther than his own Minnesota childhood to inspire his series of children's books. It's set in a town called Maple Grove - which is where he grew up - and follows the story of four cartoon animals - including one who bears his name.

Study shows sex offenders in Minneapolis are overly concentrated in three areas — Preliminary findings of a study commissioned by the Minneapolis City Council confirm that sex offenders are overly concentrated in three areas of the city. Phillips, north Minneapolis and Near North are all communities with disproportionately high numbers of predatory offenders. City Council Member Blong Yang said the report confirms what residents living in those neighborhoods already knew.

State health officials warn of meningitis outbreak — The death of a Ramsey County man has led the Minnesota Department of Health to urge all men who have sex with men to be vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis.

Motorcycle deaths contribute to spike in traffic fatalities — Motorcycle deaths are driving a dramatic increase this year in the number of overall traffic fatalities in Minnesota. So far this year, 37 people have been killed while riding their motorcycles, more than double the number by this time last year.

In boost to Minnesota film rebate program, 'Wilson' shoots across metro — The biggest movie to be made in Minnesota in several years is being filmed currently in the Twin Cities. Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern star in "Wilson," an adaptation of a Dan Clowes graphic novel.

NAACP wants investigation into Metro Transit incident — The Minneapolis NAACP is asking for an independent investigation into a Metro Transit Police officer's handling of an African-American man who rode a light rail train without paying. A video captured by the passenger's sister and broadcast by FOX 9 last week shows an officer slamming 21-year-old Draon Armstrong to the ground in Minneapolis.

Lawyers offer plans for supervised release of terror suspects

Jun 26, 2015

Release plans for ISIS suspects include counseling, Quran and even lawn mowing. Latest from @mukhtaryare and me.…

Jun 29, 2015

ICYMI: Lawyers offer plans for supervised release of terror suspects

Twin Cities women join Obama for Iftar dinner — Harvard-bound Munira Khalif, who graduated this spring from Mounds Park Academy, and St. Paul police officer Kadra Mohamed were invited to sit at the president's table.

Medical marijuana manufacturers hope to erase stigma of drug — Officials with LeafLine Labs are confident that outreach and education will help them erase the stigma of marijuana among nearby residents and the medical community.
Jun 17, 2015

Medical marijuana manufacturers hope to erase stigma of drug… via @mprnews

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Jul 30, 2015

Mpls. police Sgt. Jesse Garcia, suffering from stomach cancer, dies

Jul 28, 2015

@DelaneCleveland Thank you so much for saying that, and for putting @AminAaser in touch with me! I enjoyed working on this story.

Jul 28, 2015

RT @dpcazares: Brothers hope books help Muslim kids hang on to their identity. Via @laura_yuen…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @timnelson_mpr: Yikes. Here's the backup heading into the flash flood on I-394 at Penn Ave. this morning.

Jul 24, 2015

RT @tomscheck: Paid celebrities give Starkey Hearing a louder voice (and a way to capture more market share)…

Jul 24, 2015

RT @SctimesSteph: Horrible outcome: Body of missing boy recovered… Heart goes out to family, friends

Jul 24, 2015

@n_yang Too cute. Mickey's not the only photogenic kid in this family!

Jul 23, 2015

RT @StephJHemphill: Thank you, Bob Collins, for celebrating the great people who got the ax at MPR today. @mntoday

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