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Somali American makes dbut as Minnesota state rep

Somali American makes dbut as Minnesota state rep

| January 11, 2017

(GIN)—She’s an“intersectional feminist,” a mom, a refugee, an immigrant and a resident of Minneapolis. Besides that, Ilhan Omar is a history maker and the first Somali-American lawmaker in the United States. Omar was sworn into the Minnesota House of Representatives on Jan. 3, just days after an 8,500-mile journey that retraced her path from her […]

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Somali arts blossom in Minneapolis

Somali arts blossom in Minneapolis

| April 12, 2016

(GIN)—Traditional Somali culture has found a home away from home. Scattered to the four winds during years of war and unrest, traditional handmade items have found their way to a safe place in the Somali Museum of Minnesota, amidst one of the world’s largest Somali diaspora population. It may be the only museum in the […]

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Workers: Essar steel company spreads pain from Zimbabwe to Minnesota

Workers: Essar steel company spreads pain from Zimbabwe to Minnesota

| November 8, 2013

(GIN)—From Minnesota to Zimbabwe, workers across two continents are challenging an industrial conglomerate that has wrecked havoc with a trail of failed mining operations around the world. In the U.S., the Essar Group Ltd, has a mixed legacy, with bankruptcy in West Virginia, a cash crisis threatening pension payments in Minnesota and in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, […]

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