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Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Florida offers SD native, Spurs assistant Hammon its head coaching job
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
January 9, 2012
Meetings Thursday in Willmar, Minn., aim to promote understanding of Somali culture
WILLMAR -- The public is invited to attend community meetings this week that are intended to increase understanding of the Somali culture. Organizers said they hope "Understanding the Somali Culture," to be held twice on Thursday, will help promote a greater understanding between...
January 9, 2012 - 12:00am
October 20, 2011
Jury convicts 2 Minnesota women in terror case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two Minnesota women were convicted Thursday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group in Somalia as part of what...
October 20, 2011 - 3:21pm
August 27, 2011
New African Development Center in Willmar, Minn., to offer small business loans and promote cultural understanding
The African Development Center of Minneapolis will open a satellite office in Willmar in the coming week, signaling a significant investment...
August 27, 2011 - 12:07am
February 16, 2011
Somali pirate gets over 33 years in prison for 2009 attack on US-flagged ship off Africa
A Somali pirate who attacked a U.S.-flagged ship off the coast of Africa in 2009 has been sentenced to more than 33 years in prison. Federal...
February 16, 2011 - 10:43am
August 23, 2010
Somali-Latino Resourses Fair
August 23, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Somali Independence Day
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
August 26, 2009
Two Somali women's organizations now open, offering nearly identical services
On the second floor of an old brick building in downtown Willmar, the Somali Women's Connection Center is open for business. From 9 a.m.
August 26, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
Talk on Somali culture to be held Saturday at YMCA
WILLMAR -- Ali Maqsuud, the director of the Somali Women's Organization of Willmar, will be at the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA this Saturday to answer questions from the public about Somali culture. The talk will be a way for the public to better understand the Somali people,...
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
July 13, 2009
Small office downtown provides a private space for Somali women to interact as one
WILLMAR -- The office at 410 Becker Ave. would be nothing special for most. A picture of President Obama hanging on the wall provides its only...
July 13, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Directory created for Latino-Somali businesses in area
WILLMAR -- The Multicultural Market of Willmar is offering a new service to increase the exposure of the 34 Latino- and Somali-owned area businesses. Coordinator Roberto Valdez has created a directory for the businesses in La Gran America, a Willmar-based newspaper published monthly...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
June 30, 2009
Publication finds niche among area's immigrants and English-speaking readers
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...
June 30, 2009 - 12:00am
June 10, 2009
Death of Somali teen a mystery to Mpls. family
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- He was an infant when he left his homeland of Somalia. He grew up an American, a bright student with dreams of becoming a doctor or lawyer.
June 10, 2009 - 12:00am
September 18, 2008
Willmar School District holds to policy on religious activity
WILLMAR -- Willmar school officials plan to keep the same policy they've had for six years regarding Muslim daily prayers, but a local Somali father is not happy with the decision. The policy allows students to pray during their lunch breaks and between class periods, according to...
September 18, 2008 - 12:00am