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Marian Sanchez, left, is pictured June 24 during an interview by KSAX-TV about La Gran América. The trilingual newspaper is generating a lot of interest among the region's immigrants. The paper publishes for the local Somali, Spanish and English speaking communities. Photo by Sebastian Bohorquez/La Gran América

Publication finds niche among area's immigrants and English-speaking readers

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For the Somali community here, a lack of news in Somali and limited knowledge of English means many can feel cut off and isolated, said Faysal Mohamud, a quality assurance technician at Jennie-O Turkey Store.

"There's no radio in Somali," he said, speaking of the stifling lack of information. "You hardly ever see a Somali pictured in the newspaper."

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