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Charges: Mpls. man took 35W settlement, left country to join ISIS

mprnews.org — An 11th Twin Cities man charged with conspiring to join the terrorist group ISIS in Syria was a survivor of the 2007 Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.

Somalis fear Trump fosters hate

postbulletin.com — MINNEAPOLIS - For many Somali-Americans in Minnesota, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's fundraising visit to the state on Friday was the culmination of a tough week, a reminder of recent hostilities against people like them. They believe Trump's rhetoric on Muslims and immigrants is emboldening hate, and they worry the hostility will stay no matter what happens in the election.

Minn. Somalis see Trump as symbol of more hostile America

mprnews.org — For many Somali-Americans in Minnesota, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's fundraising visit to the state on Friday is the culmination of a tough week, a reminder of recent hostilities against people like them. They believe Trump's rhetoric on Muslims and immigrants is emboldening hate, and they worry the hostility will stay no matter what happens in the election.

Castile family told investigation could last another month

mprnews.org — A day after meeting with Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, an uncle of Philando Castile said he's praying that investigators will do the right thing: conduct a thorough and fair investigation into Castile's shooting death by a police officer.

Documents detail sex, harassment complaints against Nienstedt

mprnews.org — A Twin Cities priest's summer trip with John Nienstedt was about to get excruciatingly uncomfortable. The priest had joined the then-bishop of New Ulm, Minn., on a visit to Nienstedt's second home, not far from Lake Huron in Michigan. It was July 2004.

Did the Vatican halt an investigation into former Twin Cities archbishop Nienstedt?

mprnews.org — Documents released by the Ramsey County Attorney's Office Wednesday showed the extraordinary measures Catholic officials took to quash a private investigation into former Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt. Nienstedt himself had ordered the investigation, citing unspecified allegations against himself.

A retracing of steps; Castile’s funeral procession winds through historic neighborhood

A retracing of steps: Castile's funeral procession winds through historic Rondo neighborhood

mprnews.org — The horse-drawn carriage that transported the body of Philando Castile to his funeral Thursday passed through what used to be the heart of St. Paul's black community. Castile's procession was a symbolic retracing of steps: From the funeral home to the services and the picnic afterward, mourners of all races walked across familiar ground in the historic Rondo neighborhood.

Central Corridor: In the shadow of Rondo

mprnews.org — Before Interstate 94 plowed through St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood, the Rev. George Davis tried his best to stay in his home. When Davis refused to move, authorities forcibly removed him. Police arrived at the preacher's house on Sept. 28, 1956. They came bearing axes and sledgehammers, a sight that caused his 13-year-old grandson to cry.

Philando Castile described as good-hearted, hard worker

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Aug 24, 2016

Affordable and family-style, with platters of bison, walleye, and wild rice for a family to share. Yum.  https://twitter.com/mspmag/status/768606390365454336 

Aug 24, 2016

As a boy, Roble was injured in the I-35W bridge collapse and was paid nearly $92,000 when he turned 18. He left country soon after. (2/2)

Aug 24, 2016

BREAKING: An 11th Minnesota man has been charged with supporting ISIS. Mohamed Amiin Ali Roble, 20, is believed to be in Syria. (1/2)


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