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January 11, 2012
Thursday meetings in Willmar, Minn., to promote understanding of Somali culture
January 11, 2012 - 2:42pm
January 9, 2012
Meetings Thursday in Willmar, Minn., aim to promote understanding of Somali culture
January 9, 2012 - 12:00am
October 20, 2011
A man gestures to supporters for calm after a federal jury found 35-year-old Amina Farah Ali and 64-year-old Hawo Mohamed Hassan guilty on all counts Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Minneapolis of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group in Somalia. Prosecutors say the women, U.S. citizens of Somali descent, were part of a "deadly pipeline" that routed money and fighters from the U.S. to Somalia. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Jury convicts 2 Minnesota women in terror case
October 20, 2011 - 3:21pm
August 27, 2011
Charles Cunningham of Minneapolis applies a layer of paint to the exterior of the new African Development Center of Minnesota at 516 Litchfield Avenue in downtown Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
New African Development Center in Willmar, Minn., to offer small business loans and promote cultural understanding
August 27, 2011 - 12:07am
February 16, 2011
FILE - In this April 20, 2009 file photo, FBI agents escort Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse into FBI headquarters in New York. Muse has admitted he's a modern-day pirate. The U.S. government says he also has an old-school sadistic streak. The prosecutors argue Muse's ruthlessness is one reason he should get nearly 34 years at sentencing Wednesday Feb. 16, 2011 in a Mahattan courtroom. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)
Somali pirate gets over 33 years in prison for 2009 attack on US-flagged ship off Africa
February 16, 2011 - 10:43am
August 23, 2010
Samantha Pina, 11, left, of Willmar helps Abdirahman Sayid, 4, of Willmar with a game at the scouting table during the second annual Somali-Latino Resourses Fair held Saturday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. The event included immigration workshops, children's activities, free food and live music. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Somali-Latino Resourses Fair
August 23, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
A group of women from the Somalia Women's Group Connection Center in Willmar, including Osob Abdisamad, from left, Lul Yusuf, Fadumo Abdalla and Hodan Hussein, visit with each other Thursday afternoon during the observation of Somali Independence Day. The Somali Independence Day has been observed on July 1 since 1960. It is a day of family celebration with food, music and dance. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Somali Independence Day
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
August 26, 2009
Somali Women's Connection Center volunteer Hamdi Auled, left, and director Lul Yusuf work at the center in downtown Willmar. Tribune photo by Eric Ludy
Two Somali women's organizations now open, offering nearly identical services
August 26, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
Talk on Somali culture to be held Saturday at YMCA
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
July 13, 2009
An unidentified woman, left, and Mary Gutierrez from Willmar Shelter House answer questions Saturday at the Willmar Public Library during an informational meeting about the Somali Women's Connection Center. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Small office downtown provides a private space for Somali women to interact as one
July 13, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Directory created for Latino-Somali businesses in area
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
June 30, 2009
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
June 30, 2009 - 12:00am
June 10, 2009
Death of Somali teen a mystery to Mpls. family
June 10, 2009 - 12:00am
September 18, 2008
Willmar School District holds to policy on religious activity
September 18, 2008 - 12:00am