Allie Shah

Allie Shah

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

Recent content from Allie Shah

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

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

Cultures & immigration beat: Bhutan women knit up a storm

On their first day teaching refugees how to knit, JoAnn Manthey and her friend Joan Gilbertson stuck to the basics.

Updated: March 13, 2012, - 11:14 PM

Judges asked to drop contempt citation against woman who didn't stand at terror trial

Rochester woman who refused to stand during her terrorism trial last fall is fighting to have record cleared.

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

Minnesota's Somali money brokers court U.S. Bank

Somali wire transfer shops have struggled to stay open since losing banking services in December.

Updated: March 03, 2012, - 07:16 AM

Tibetans incensed over beer ad with Dalai Lama

Minneapolis company removed offensive billboard.

Updated: February 29, 2012, - 09:39 PM

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