Metro reporter @mprnews. I tweet about race, inequality, education, and Minnesota news. New board member of @mnspj. I get tongue-tied here.

Can men in MN ISIS case be reformed? Expert's views to shape sentences

mprnews.org — Court records and indictments revealed how young Minnesota men were radicalized into trying to join ISIS. Today, a judge opens two days of testimony on whether those men can be rehabilitated. German deradicalization expert Daniel Koehler, brought into the case earlier this year, will take the stand in Minneapolis to discuss his views and findings on whether the Minnesota men can be reformed.

St. Anthony officials to examine police bias

mprnews.org — A Twin Cities suburb that's been in the spotlight ever since an African-American man was shot to death by one of its police officers took a small but significant step toward reform Tuesday night. St. Anthony village leaders signaled their agreement, at least in principle, to join forces with residents and communities of color to investigate racial bias within the city's Police Department.

HBO production about Somalis sparks protests

postbulletin.com — MINNEAPOLIS - With yet another Hollywood tale about Somalis in the works, a young generation of activists in Minnesota asks: Why must it be about terrorism? And this time, they're directing their anger at one of their own. Rapper and singer K'naan faced a hostile reception from dozens of Somali-American protesters on Saturday at a block party in Minneapolis.

Protests break out in Minneapolis over HBO production

mprnews.org — With yet another Hollywood tale about Somalis in the works, a young generation of activists in Minnesota asks: Why must it be about terrorism? And this time, they're directing their anger at one of their own. Rapper and singer K'naan faced a hostile reception from dozens of Somali-American protesters on Saturday at a block party in Minneapolis.

Activists, residents demand urgency from Falcon Heights officials on police

mprnews.org — Racial-justice activists and residents of the city where Philando Castile was fatally shot by police are demanding answers and a sense of urgency from elected officials in that St. Paul suburb. What was set to be a discussion about policing in Falcon Heights ended in chaos Wednesday night, with city officials walking out.

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.
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Sep 28, 2016

RT @codyleenelson: wrote a long thing for @MPRnews on grand juries and their place in the Philando Castile shooting case https://t.co/tArHOy07DL

Sep 28, 2016

BREAKING: Minnesota BCA investigators have turned over the #PhilandoCastile case to Ramsey County Attorney John Choi for review.

Sep 27, 2016

Proud of @AskLeezul for producing her 1st audio piece! So good: Black comic finds healing in humor:  http://bit.ly/2djFqq8  #nextgenradio

Sep 27, 2016

RT @mbrodkorb: BREAKING: The harassment restraining order filed by Sandra Grazzini-Rucki has been VACATED and DISMISSED. VICTORY! #grazzinirucki

Sep 26, 2016

RT @dankraker: What's it like to 'drive while black'? @brandtMPR revisits story from 15 years ago. It's just as resonant. https://t.co/MDNeMG4mtq @mprnews

Sep 26, 2016

RT @latondresse: I'll be posting up at Nomad World Pub tonight w/ @MPRGenListen and @MPRnews to watch the #2016debate! Come join us! https://t.co/ki41jvVsXQ

Sep 26, 2016

RT @latondresse: Did I mention there will be Presidential bingo, fact-checking from @MPRnews and you'll get a free drink? #2016debate https://t.co/ki41jvVsXQ


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