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WASHINGTON – Two accomplished Minnesota women were invited guests of President Obama Monday night at the White House Iftar dinner in honor of Ramadan.
Munira Khalif of Fridley was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools this year. She finished her senior year in the spring at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul and is the daughter of two Somali immigrants.
Kadra Mohamed of St. Paul was the state’s first Somali-American police officer and works for the Metro Transit Police Department.
Also attending the Iftar, the traditional dinner at the end of a daily Ramadan fast, was Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minneapolis. Ellison was the first Muslim elected to U.S. Congress.