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Minnesota recruits lead the nation in the number of people who have left the country to fight with terrorists aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, according to a scathing congressional report.
Longtime leader is remembered for “constantly giving.”
The FBI finally came for Guled Omar on a Sunday morning. A squad of agents crashed through the front door of the house on Columbus…
A federal grand jury Thursday indicted the former director of the Community Action of Minneapolis and his son, a Minneapolis police officer, on charges of alleged theft and fraud for misusing $250,000 in taxpayer money.
Hanad Musse, one of seven defendants charged with conspiring to leave the United States to fight alongside terrorists in Syria, pleaded guilty in federal court in Minneapolis Wednesday.
Plea negotiations are also underway for at least two other defendants, and agreements could be reached within the next week to 10 days, according to multiple sources.
Fearing their arrests were imminent, seven Somali-American men tried to get out of the country last spring to fight alongside terrorists in Syria before FBI agents could catch up to them, according to new evidence released Friday by federal prosecutors.
Family and friends knew they could get only so far before Fredriksen would gently deflect a query about his war days in the Norwegian underground.
Defense attorneys say payments undermine the informant’s credibility.
The former archbishop denies allegations of personal misconduct that emerged last year during an internal church investigation of his behavior — a report that the archdiocese now is considering making public.
“This stuff is fake,” said the mother of two men charged in a terrorism conspiracy before a hearing Thursday for her oldest son.
Mohamed Farah's father denied the allegations as prosecutors publicly cite for the first time the ongoing cooperation of a related defendant.
Prosecutors say confidential informant's recordings document suspected ISIL recruits' disdain for U.S. law.
Two Twin Cities men charged with conspiracy to fight alongside terrorists now face financial fraud charges for allegedly using their college loans to purchase airline tickets to fly to the Middle East.
Mpls. teen who left in 2007 to join Al-Shabab is now a “cyber jihadi” linked to Texas shooting.
The body of a 24-year-old Stillwater woman, missing since last week, is believed to have been found Saturday afternoon in the St. Croix River north…
Today, a group of Minnesotans are working together to see if radicalized Somali-American youths can be talked off the path of violence and extremism.
The question of terrorism has shadowed the home of Fadumo Hussein since 2007, leaving only answers of heartbreak and confusion. “He told me, ‘Mom, I promise, I’m not involved,’ ” the Minneapolis mom said of son Guled Omar.
FBI agents made arrests Sunday as the six planned to leave the U.S., prosecutors say.
Hamza Ahmed, 19, had a Middle East trip booked to aid the Islamic State.
Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has zeroed in on Minnesota, home to the largest Somali population in the country, as a target-rich recruiting ground for fighters.
The legislative auditor will look into alleged double-billing for education programs.
Raised on a farm, Smith appreciated hard work and loved to help others.
Federal agents say the philosophy professor traded in illegal elephant ivory and other restricted wildlife part from 2006 through at least 2011.
Department of Corrections settles lawsuit with family of prisoner who died after being denied treatment
This settlement brings the total the department has paid to settle medical maltreatment lawsuits to nearly $1.5 million.
The suicide Sunday night of a mentally ill, chemically dependent patient at the state facility will be investigated by an independent examiner, state officials said.
Despite security clearances from the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service, Somali youth leader Mohamed Farah from Minneapolis says he cannot board a plane at the Twin Cities airport without being stopped and double-screened by agents of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Mosques should not “become places of spying,” an imam says in faulting new federal outreach efforts.
Hamza Ahmed is accused of lying in terror probe.
Prosecutors, judges and others support a plan to create four regional “jail diversion” hubs.
A 2009 directive from national headquarters sought to use community outreach to gather intelligence on terrorist recruitment, but Kyle Loven, above, of the local office says Minneapolis agents never followed it.
Child protection workers and care providers failed to work together for more than a year to safeguard 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson, despite knowing she was severely mentally ill and living in a chaotic Brooklyn Park foster home, according to records.
Somali-American thought to be fighting for terrorists.
Federal prosecutors allege that Ken Harycki helped a home health company defraud Medicaid and avoid taxes.
Adrian Peterson was the face of the Vikings and marketing magic, his brushes with the law and personal life ignored – until suddenly no one could look away.
David Picard, 32, died from pneumonia, sepsis after nurses failed to offer proper care.
Troubled by years of horrific and costly incidents at the Hennepin County jail, officials are proposing a sweeping overhaul of the way mentally ill adults are treated after being arrested, detained and funneled into the criminal justice system.
A St. Paul woman was charged in federal court Tuesday with stealing a passport in order to travel to Syria, where she is believed to…
Deep inside a long-gone Minneapolis hotel known as The Minnesotan, there was a red lounge called the “Panther Room,” a nightclub that teased the senses…
Federal prosecutors are investigating an ISIL recruitment pipeline
U.S. attorney to seek funds for programs that lure young Somalis away from radicalism.
Staff at sex offender facility failed to step in and prevent inmate’s attack on his cellmate.
Jeh Johnson vowed to act against racial profiling at airport security.
State investigation cites St. Peter facility for “unacceptable failure” in January murder of patient.
Theft of ID info led to bad checks, tax returns, federal charges say.
A 28-year-old mother died after jailers failed to take basic precautions.
Jermaine Hickman is suing the federal Bureau of Prisons in what appears to be one of the most egregious cases of illegal incarceration in recent federal history.
Suit says Beltrami County shirked responsibility for medical care needed by victim after beating.
The mentally ill man in Bemidji was “furloughed” when he needed costly hospital care in Minneapolis.
Her alleged role in a meth-dealing ring led to charges.
Top law enforcement officials tell legislators to fix mental health loopholes. A coalition of top law enforcement officials want legislative help to keep the mentally ill out of prisons and guns out of the hands of people already disqualified from owning them.
Jan. 20, 2013: Murderous 'monster' acquires an arsenal, exposing loopholes in laws, background checks
The Oberender case exposes loopholes in national gun laws and Minnesota's background checks.
19-year-old St. Paul woman has left to help wounded terrorists, according to a family member.
Between 20-30 Somalis may have conspired to join terrorists.
The FBI is looking into the possibility that a Twin Cities Somali man was killed in Syria fighting with terrorists.
After enduring his first rounds of chemotherapy at North Memorial Medical Center’s Humphrey Cancer Center in February 2013, Albert Zatkoff decided to step it up…
Family who own dozen metro area phone stores accused of reaping more than $4 million from selling stolen phones. The estimated profit on the resale of each stolen phone ranged between $500 to $1,000, authorities said.
A Mexican cartel sent enforcers to Minnesota to recover stolen drugs.
Agents say he romanced a corrections officer and got her to buy guns for him.
Racing Commission must now ensure the industry’s ethics.
Inmate settles suit claiming negligence by the medical staff at Stillwater prison.
He says neglect in Stillwater prison left him with permanent nerve damage.
A supervisor at Stillwater state prison destroyed health records in which a nurse had mockingly written “Faker!” about a critically ill inmate.
Lapses in prison medical care have produced tragic results for inmates.
In first test of MSOP ruling, state must show that this patient poses a public risk.
Powerful drug administered against patient’s wishes.
You might have seen him out there on one of those nasty winter mornings — the kind that separates the fair-weather jogger from the hardy…
Ex-corrections officer faces charges of helping to arm 3 gang members.
Fired officer and Mpls. schools cook are indicted in a conspiracy to buy guns for gang members.
Professionals were sent in to recover drugs stolen from Sinaloan syndicate.
The raids, carried out by federal and state drug agents in the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester, mark a new effort to crack down on the operations of Mexican drug cartels.
The wreckage can be seen across the Twin Cities — from the Anoka County gathering where parents told stories of death and addiction, to the Scott County, where a pregnant addict was sentenced to jail.
Minnesota’s prison health care system lacks adequate oversight and outside accountability, factors that have contributed to deaths of inmates and failures in care, according to a report issued Thursday by Legislative Auditor James Nobles.
After pleas for medical help were allegedly ignored, a 34-year-old inmate at Lino Lakes died in his cell in 2011.
Hal Seymour was known as the “Gray Shark” at the old Minneapolis Star — a lanky editor with a slick ducktail and steely eyes who…
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