Allie Shah

Allie Shah

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-4488
Allie Shah writes about healthy living and wellness issues.

Recent content from Allie Shah

State's immigration tide shifts back to Mexico

Those leaving cite immigration crackdown, economic slowdown.

Updated: April 30, 2012, - 05:49 AM

Cultures & immigration beat: What languages are in big demand?

A recent report from one of the largest language translation companies in the country offers a fascinating look at the assortment and popularity of mother tongues spoken across the land.

Updated: April 24, 2012, - 11:33 PM

Sharing to ease a stigma

Fartun Weli hopes her experience helps Somali women facing infertility to strip away any shame.

Updated: April 24, 2012, - 10:55 PM

Rep. Susan Allen offers a unique legislative voice

As the first American Indian woman to serve, she's keenly aware of the significance.

Updated: April 13, 2012, - 11:11 PM

Cultures & immigration beat: A local runs for Somalia's top office

There are no bumper stickers. No campaign buttons either. But make no mistake about it, Abdimalik Askar is serious about his bid to become the next president of Somalia.

Updated: April 10, 2012, - 07:32 PM

New rules, but few changes for immigrants trying to stay

Immigrants, attorneys don't see much change with new approach to deportation. Feds say final numbers aren't in.

Updated: April 01, 2012, - 11:01 PM

Minnesota Somalis gathering to mourn former president

Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, 77, died last week in Dubai. Uniting Somalis always was his goal, said his younger brother, Hussein, who lives in Minneapolis.

Updated: March 29, 2012, - 08:16 PM

On the cultures beat: Somalis find out what's in a name

Somali nicknames are distinctive. In fact, some only know a person by his or her nickname.

Updated: March 27, 2012, - 10:23 PM

The new Somali-American bards

Tapping into their roots from the "land of poets," Somali-American youths are embracing the art and finding their voice.

Updated: March 21, 2012, - 04:29 PM

"Voices of Dadaab"

For the first time since he lived there as a child, Abdi Phenomenal returned to the Dadaab refugee camp in East Africa last August. He and fellow Poet Nation founder Matt Erickson made the trip to film the plight of famine victims arriving at the camp. The documentary, "Voices of Dadaab," which features a song and poetry by Phenomenal, can be viewed at www.startribune.com/a1139.

Updated: March 21, 2012, - 02:38 PM

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