A northwestern Minnesota county removed a Somali mother’s kids. Somalis want to know why.
Somalis in Minnesota and the world are watching the case of an East Grand Forks mother whose children were removed by child protective services. Somali community members believe she’s being treated unfairly, but the facts are not black and white.
Minnesota protesters slam India’s new citizenship law as biased against Muslims
Some 400 people filled the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Sunday, calling on India’s government to end policies they say will take away the citizenship of many Muslims in India, and calling for Congress to apply pressure.
Strong leads don’t make up for soap opera ending in Guthrie’s ‘Noura’
“Noura” re-envisions a classic play for the 21st century, featuring Iraqi characters. It grapples with sexism women continue to face today while also mining themes of Islamophobia, trauma, and not belonging as a refugee in America.
Rumors, misinformation lurked as Minnesota county rejected refugees
Beltrami County attracted national attention when commissioners voted against refugee resettlement last week. Ahead of the vote, false information about resettlement circulated on social media, in text messages and in flyers mailed to some county residents.
New generation pushes Hmong mental health concerns into the light
A younger generation is kindling a difficult but important conversation about mental health and suicide in Minnesota’s Hmong community, hoping a public discussion will break the stigma and lead people to get help.