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Continued: Apartment residents missing after Minneapolis apartment fire that injured 14, three critically

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“I want the East African community to take leadership, to take ownership of this issue, specifically as it regards helping the victims,” he said.

Outgoing Mayor R.T. Rybak agreed that it is “very important for this community to stand together, but it’s also very important for this to go beyond the boundaries of Cedar-Riverside,” he said. Mayor-elect Betsy Hodges also expressed her concern for the victims.

Rybak said a fund would be set up Thursday to help the victims and urged people to make a donation through the American Red Cross website until then.

Warsame said the Coyle Center had offered the use of its gym for Friday prayers to members of the mosque next to the destroyed building, which had sustained water and smoke damage.

Staff writers Brandon Stahl and Kevin Duchschere contributed to this report. randy.furst@startribune.com • 612-673-4224 marcot@startribune.com • 612-673-7394 rochelleolson@startribune.com 612-673-1747 ppheifer@startribune.com • 952-746-3284

















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