Countering extremism in Minnesota

Local initiatives should be lauded, but funding is inadequate to support the Somali community. An occasional series of editorials on terrorism.

Without a net: Ahmed Ismail's West Bank Athletic Club could benefit if additional state money for community development is approved.

Countering extremism in Minnesota: A beautiful goal, barely begun

Local initiatives can be lauded, but funding is inadequate to support Somali community.
The 23-year-old Bryan Coyle Community Center in Minneapolis is well-used, but the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood’s needs have dramatically outgrown th

Leadership is needed to break impasse on Brian Coyle center expansion

October 17, 2016
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith would be an excellent choice to help broker a deal.
Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood will be the location for the Opportunity Center, once the final fundraising amount is raised.

Countering terrorism by building a path to success

September 2, 2016
Fundraising shouldn't fall short for Cedar-Riverside jobs center.

Congress still lags on anti-terrorism funding

August 19, 2016
Minnesota Legislature stepped up, but there's more work to do.

Minnesota shouldn't rest on its anti-radicalization laurels

August 5, 2016
A Star Tribune series highlighted other solutions

It's time to get serious about social media, terrorism

June 22, 2016
The U.S. needs national and international strategies that effectively balance security and free speech.

Minnesota takes action on anti-radicalization funding even as federal officials fall short

June 9, 2016
To its credit, the Legislature supported grant money for Somali-Americans.

Minnesota Legislature dawdles on anti-radicalization funding

May 9, 2016
Research backs youth development programs in Somali community.
Editorial
November 13, 2017
Crosses showing the names of shooting victims near the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church on Nov.

It's a mistake to let counterterrorism programs wither

Federal programs to combat violent extremism aren't getting key support.
Editorial
August 13, 2017
If the administration of President Donald Trump doesn’t step in, nonprofits and the business community should help fill the void left from the resig

Efforts to combat extremism must not falter after top federal official resigns

The private sector should help fill void if Trump administration doesn't.
Editorial
June 26, 2017

Trump administration takes a pragmatic step to counter violent extremism

Funding a grants program for community groups boosts national security.
Editorial
June 9, 2017

As feds retreat, local leaders need to counter extremism

Local governments, businesses and nonprofits must fill the void.
Editorial
March 30, 2017
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Minnesota needs federal help in efforts to combat terror recruiters

London attack spotlights need for Trump to support programs to counter extremism.
Editorial
February 10, 2017
The Brian Coyle Community Center, in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, is a place for language classes, job training, homework help and youth sports.

Admirable leadership from Dayton administration on ending Coyle Center stalemate

Governor's office takes lead on forging lease agreement key to center's expansion.
Editorial
January 16, 2017
Kids used the gym at the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis. The Department of Homeland Security has set aside grants to be used by local groups to hel

A missed opportunity in the effort to thwart terror

Minnesota leaders should have lauded first grants as important step.
Editorial
December 9, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump spoke to the media as he stood with retired Marine Gen. John Kelly on Nov. 20 at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster

Trump team should heed Minnesota's efforts to fight terror

New homeland security chief can learn some valuable lessons here.
Editorial
November 18, 2016
On Nov. 6, two days before his presidential election victory, Donald Trump spoke at rally at the Sun Country Airlines hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Pa

How Trump can help in fight to curb terrorism

More funding needed for Countering Violent Extremism programs.
Editorial
November 15, 2016
It was standing room only at a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the new Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center. The new workforce and education center,

Groundbreaking for jobs center is a boost for Somali community

Project shows Minnesota's commitment to helping immigrants.
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