Allie Shah

Allie Shah

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

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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

From the culture beat: Ideas on getting to know you

It's no secret that newcomers to Minnesota often say we're difficult to get to know.

Updated: February 28, 2012, - 07:44 PM

Obituary: 100 kids found a home with Marilyn Olson

She mentored more than 100 foster children over nearly 50 years.

Updated: February 22, 2012, - 10:21 PM

Tibetans voice anger over Xi visit

Local exiles went to Iowa to show the Chinese leader their solidarity in support for freedom.

Updated: February 15, 2012, - 10:49 PM

Cash lifeline to Somalia: Restored but precarious

Amid heightened scrutiny from banks and federal regulators, Minnesota's Somali money transfer shops are fighting to stay alive.

Updated: January 25, 2012, - 11:28 PM

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