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They hope for a permanent solution allowing them to stay in the U.S.
Krob died of rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that develops in the skeletal muscles.
Trump administration cut yearly refugee admissions from 110,000 to 18,000.
Providers hope to dispel fears causing immigrants to avoid health care.
The church and activists say the having human rights icon's name there "is an affront to our church."
The community of about 1,500 refugees and their children is following the chaos in Syria with a grim sense of familiarity.
Chanting "Change the name!" and "We are not your mascot!" and carrying signs, the group congregated in the Commons park in front of U.S. Bank Stadium after marching from Peavey Park.
As Trump restricts entry, those already settled think something is being lost.
The program estimates that smoking prevalence for Somali American adults in Minnesota is 24%, much higher than that for adults overall.
Amid their studies in Minnesota, their thoughts are with loved ones at home in the Bahamas.
Cultural stigma adds challenge to addressing growing health crisis.
Minnesota groups also are mobilizing to get aid in the hands of those hurting because of the massive storm.
There's no measure of how much diversity is represented among the event's vendors.
Friends and family members described her as passionate about public service in her business positions, volunteer work and the sorority she was a member of for 50 years.
The organization's withdrawal from federal family planning program will have a disproportionate effect in Minnesota, where 90% of Title X patients are served by Planned Parenthood; that figure is 40% nationwide.
Holocaust comparison remains controversial.
The push for inclusion is part of a national effort.
Immigration detention brings jobs, cash to the county. The county board has already moved ahead with a submission for another contract with ICE.
Conversations around racism and who counts as an American are springing up.
Somali-Canadian activist went back to broadcast "the other side of Somalia."
"People are in constant fear" with the raids planned across the country, and immigration advocates work to inform them about their rights.
For Mohamed Daoud and Abdi Warsame, the job is more than joining the St. Paul Fire Department — it is also being at community gathering places to talk about their jobs.
NONFICTION: When a Muslim doctor moved to small-town Minnesota he received a warm welcome. And then Trump was elected, and things changed.
Opponents have argued that including a citizenship question would reduce participation in the 2020 census, leading to a less accurate count.
Business is down in a thriving immigrant hub in Minneapolis and residents are on high alert as President Trump steps up his threat of deportations.
The state has 52,333 people who report Somali ancestry — the largest concentration in America. How they ended up in the Upper Midwest is a combination of available jobs and a generally welcoming populace.
A consular ID is now an acceptable form of identification for vehicle title and registration transactions.
Eid al-Fitr is one of the busiest times of year at Karmel Mall in Minneapolis.
The prohibitions on eating, drinking and taking oral medications during the day can run into conflict with managing health conditions.
A proposal to address disproportionate removal of black children from their homes stalled in the Legislature.
In Mpls. speech, Candace Owens urged an exit from the Democratic Party.
Such refugees face unique threats — but also can make a strong case to stay.
Nelson Pinos, who was originally detained in Minneapolis, thinks his case should be reopened.
Story of Nelson Pinos has drawn national attention.
New arrivals are helping slow, halt or even reverse falling census counts in 15 Minnesota counties.
Waves of African immigrants and refugees over the past few decades have made the question of black identity far more complicated.
Aaron Rhy Broussard, 28, of Hopkins, is accused of buying deadly drugs from suppliers based in China, then selling them in the U.S.
Schools want better information, but some Asian families fear bias.
In recent weeks, the Rev. Francis Tabla saw uncertainty in the eyes of the congregation before him at Ebenezer Community Church. On Sunday, their faces…
Minnesota is home to nearly 16,000 people who were born in Liberia or claim Liberian ancestry. The program was to have expired Sunday, which would have triggered the start of sending Liberians out of the U.S.
From injera to corn husks to venison, Minnesota food shelves are responding to diverse palates and preferences.
Impact of DED elimination will have "enormous negative impact" on care facilities, says HR officer.
The program that has allowed many Liberians to stay in Minnesota expires March 31.
Teachers and librarians say they want students to see themselves in books.
The program that has given them temporary legal status in the U.S. ends March 31.
The program that has given hundreds of people legal status ends March 31.
Roundtable discussion shares stories.
A Medicaid program covers some costs for noncitizens
Feds examining staff's immigration status at Tierra Encantada sites.
The Legislature is considering a task force after the Urban Indian Health Institute ranked Minnesota ninth in the nation for cases of missing and killed indigenous women.
Immigration is "strength of this nation," he tells 40 people taking the oath.
His criticism of al-Shabab could endanger him in his homeland, attorney says.
Migrants from Central America are in the spotlight, but part of a less visible group of people are those who apply after legally arriving in the U.S.
Local MLK events included breakfast with CNN's Don Lemon and an Ordway celebration of women of color in science.
Minnesota took in just 663 refugees last year, the lowest number in more than a decade for a state with a history of accepting several thousand people annually.
James Burroughs wants to address Minnesota's health care disparities.
Home buyers in flood areas and those relying on FHA help can't close on their loans. Residents can't consult the IRS on end-of-the-year tax questions. Small businesses can't get federal loans, and the Ag department won't be open to help farmers.
U.S. representative said demands to raise money, lack of influence took a toll later in his career.
Incoming House member takes on leadership role in party's biggest block.
Minnesota has nearly 17,000 federal workers. It's not clear how many of them would be furloughed or have to work without pay, but about 25 of all federal workers nationwide would be impacted.
The federal government wrongfully seized the popular recreation land in the 1940s.
It culminates a lengthy bipartisan effort to provide more federal oversight of how young people are treated in their first interactions with the system.
Minn. senator worries about children in detention.
Minnesota House Republican leaders hope the new governor will forge productive relationship with president.
The U.S. House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the final version of the farm bill that dictates most of the country's agricultural and food programs for the next five years.
Most of the $72 million spent on key races came from outside Minnesota. Advocacy and political organizations spent more than $43 million trying to flip key competitive congressional seats in the Twin Cities suburbs, southern Minnesota and the Iron Range.
It hasn't been a month since Election Day, but Democrats are starting to search for an opponent to President Donald Trump in two years.
Sixth District congressman has ascended rapidly in national politics since 2015.
Minnesota's five new representatives are replacing members with 42 years of accumulated seniority and several influential committee assignments. "The more seniority you have, the bigger difference you're able to make," said retiring Rep. Rick Nolan.
Republican Jim Hagedorn narrowly defeated Democrat Dan Feehan in southern Minnesota's First Congressional District, declaring victory Wednesday morning after a close race that saw the…
Republican Jim Hagedorn was elected to Congress in southern Minnesota’s First District, defeating the DFL’s Dan Feehan in a fiercely contested race that was closely…
Longtime U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson on Tuesday won re-election over Republican Dave Hughes to represent a largely rural and right-of-center district that blankets much of…
Craig defeated the freshman congressman in the Second Congressional District after losing to him two years ago.
Rivals for U.S. Senate tackle tax cuts, health care, immigration.
Campaign 2018: GOP candidate is touting his work on the bill despite a mixed verdict in national polls.