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Txhua yam koj yuavtsum paub txog cov kev pab thiab kev pabcuam uas muaj rau cov tib neeg hauv Minnesota uas tau raug kev kub ntxhov los ntawm COVID-19
Puas yog koj poob haujlwm vim qhov kev kub ntxhov? Puas yog koj lub lagluam raug yuam kaw? Peb teb koj cov lus nug txog cov hom kev pab uas muaj rau cov tib neeg hauv Minnesota.
Everything you need to know about benefits and relief programs available to Minnesota residents affected by COVID-19
Lost your job during the pandemic? Has your business been forced to close? We answer your questions about the types of assistance available to Minnesotans.
John Keller, Minnesota’s chief deputy attorney general, continues to fight for the rights of new Americans
Whether challenging an expansion of the federal “public charge” rule or battling price gouging in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the former director of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota works to protect the state’s newest residents.
El COVID-19 añade otro reto a la respuesta del Censo Latino de Minnesota
Los grupos de apoyo están pasando a la divulgación digital para ayudar a impulsar la participación.
COVID-19 adds another challenge to Minnesota’s Latino census response
Advocacy groups are migrating to digital outreach to help boost participation
Immigrant families face complex challenges with Minnesota’s distance learning
Language barriers and a lack of internet access could cause inequities to widen during the COVID-19 pandemic
A Ghanaian doctor, trained in China, wants to help Minnesota fight COVID-19
Amewoke Adamaley is one of hundreds of foreign-trained doctors in the state who face hurdles to practicing here.
Quarantined abroad: U.S. citizens in Kenya wait for word on when they can come home
Americans in Kenya take to social media to tell their stories as prescription medications, diapers, and patience run low.
“We didn’t want these incidences to just be anecdotal”: Community groups say discrimination helpline is step in right direction
The state has launched a helpline to address uptick in discrimination against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minneapolis gap funding programs aim to provide assistance to all residents, regardless of immigration status
Financial assistance for renters and small business owners is on the way, thanks to new and expanded programs in Minneapolis.
Somali educator Qorsho Hassan named finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year award
Chris Bellmont, the principal at Gideon Pond Elementary, described Qorsho as a “game changing educator.”
“It’s very scary”: ICE detainees express fear and anxiety as COVID-19 spreads in Minnesota
Five detainees, who spoke to the Sahan Journal via videophone from inside the jail, said social distancing is impossible.
Faith in action: Muslims answer the call to make masks for health workers, patients
Congregants of Masjid Hamzah al-Mahmood Foundation responded overwhelmingly to the imam’s call for volunteers to make non-medical face masks. The work has helped fill an important need. It’s also helped reconnect worshippers who’ve been apart during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Somali woman sews face masks for Minnesota health care workers battling coronavirus pandemic
Recruited by her daughter, who is a student at the University of Minnesota, Hawa Elmi is helping to fill the personal protective equipment gap in Minnesota.
Catholic churches serving Latinos get creative during the COVID-19 pandemic
From online masses to drive-through confessions, Catholic churches in the Twin Cities find new ways to assist their parishioners.
Volunteers at Hmong-owned City Tailor make masks for Twin Cities medical workers
Over the past several days, shop owners Maly Vu and Morgan Thao and others have sewn 800 masks.
Abdi Warsame takes the helm at the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority
He leaves the Minneapolis City Council to become the first Somali to head a government agency in Minnesota.
Live-streamed concert pays tribute to the music of Mehdi Hassan and raises money for Northeast Minneapolis nonprofit
Last Saturday, more than 3,000 people tuned in to watch a concert featuring the ghazal singer’s son, Kamran Mehdi Hassan.
Las escuelas de Minnesota están cerradas hasta principios de mayo: Aquí hay 9 cosas que debes saber.
A partir del lunes, los maestros de los distritos y de los “charters” activarán sus planes de “aprendizaje a distancia”—enseñando a sus estudiantes de K-12 quienes están en la casa, sin importar si esos niños/as tienen acceso a una computadora o al internet.
Iskuulada Minnesota ayaa xidhan ilaa billowga Maajo: 9 arrimood oo aad u baahantahay in aad ogaatid.
Laga bilaabo Isniinta, macallimiinta iskuulada degmooyinka iyo kuwa charter-ka ayaa daah-furi doona qorshayaashoodii ahaa “waxbarasha aan fasallada la fadhiisanin” — “distance learning” — iyaga oo waxbaraya ardada K-12 ee guryaha jooga, iyada oo aan la fiirinaynin in carruurtaasi ay haystaan internet ama kumbuyuutar.
Xeev Minnesota cov tsev kawm ntawv raug kaw mus txog thaum Lub Tsib Hlis Ntuj pib: Nov yog 9 yam uas koj yuavtsum paub txog
Pib Hnub Monday, cov xibfwb ntawm cov koog tsev kawm ntawv thiab cov tsev kawm ntawv charter yuav pib lawv qhov hu ua “kawm ncua kev deb” – uas yog qhia ntawv rau lawv cov menyuam kawm ntawv qib K-12 uas nyob hauv tsev, tsis hais tus muaj los tsis muaj kev siv internet lossis siv hlwb hlau.
Minnesota schools are closed until early May: Here are 9 things you need to know
Starting Monday, teachers will activate their “distance learning” plans — teaching their K-12 students who are at home, regardless if those children have access to the internet or a computer. The state is ordering Minnesota schools to remain closed through May 4 as it grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Lawyers and ICE detainees, worried about the spread of COVID-19, sound alarm about conditions inside county jails
A group of detainees have filed a petition to be released from Sherburne County jail. County officials say they are taking precautions.
Gov. Walz tau muab tsab cai kom nyob hauv tsev. Qhov no txhais licas rau cov pejxeem hauv Minnesota?
Xeev Minnesota tus Governor Tim Walz tsab cai hais kom nyob hauv tsev, tsim los npaj pab txo kom tus kabmob COVID-19 kis qeeb zuj zus nyob rau lub xeev thiab kom tsis raug sab, yog ib kaujruam loj uas cov tib neeg yuavtsum nyob twj ywm hauv tsev tshwj kiag tias yog mus rau tej yam tseemceeb heev xwb.
Bandawga uu soo saaray Badhasaabka gobolka Minnesota: Arrintani maxay uga dhigan tahay reer Minnesota?
Amarka bandawga ee uu soo saaray Badhasaabka Gobolka Minnesota, ee ulajeedadeedu tahay in lagu hakiyo in cudurka COVID-19 uu ku sii fido dhammaan gobolka oo dhan, laguna yareeyo saamayntiisa guud ahaan, ayaa ah tallaabo adag oo dadka ku amraysa in ay guryahooda joogaan haddii aysan jirin wax aad iyo aad muhiim u ah oo ay guryaha kaga bixi karaan.
El Gobernador Walz declara una orden de quedarse en casa. ¿Qué significa para los Minnesotanos?
La orden del Gobernador de Minnesota Tim Walz de quedarse en casa es un paso dramático que requiere que las personas permanezcan en la casa a menos que sea absolutamente necesario salir. La intención es frenar la propagación del COVID-19 para minimizar su impacto en todo el estado.
Governor Walz issues stay at home order. What does it mean for Minnesotans?
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s stay at home order, intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state and minimize its impacts, is a dramatic step that requires people to stay home unless absolutely necessary.
Report from the front lines: A nursing assistant from Liberia describes working during the COVID-19 pandemic
Isabella Wreh-Fofana came to the U.S. in 2002. Now, she’s working to keep Minnesotans healthy, despite a lack of protective equipment.
Afro Deli delivers free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic
Owner Abdirahman Kahin and other volunteers brought meals to apartment buildings where elderly East African immigrants live.
I’m Asian American in rural Minnesota and have felt the sting of pandemic-fueled racism
How a bigoted remark at the grocery store exposed how some in my community see me in the age of COVID-19.
Injuries. Trolls. Her own nerves. Gymnast Sunisa Lee battles them all in Olympic quest
Concerns about the coronavirus are threatening to cancel the Tokyo Olympics, but Sunisa Lee of St. Paul can’t let that thought deter her. She’s been preparing for the games for most of her life. If she earns a spot, she’ll become the first Minnesota gymnast in more than 30 years to make the lineup — and the first Hmong American athlete ever to represent the United States at the Olympics.
‘Things are changing every hour’: Immigrant business owners in the Twin Cities grapple with coronavirus restrictions
After recent announcements by state regulators curtailing the operations of many local businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19, restaurant and shop owners consider their financial futures.
Xog cusub oo kusaabsan xaaladda koronofayras-ka ee gobolka Minnesota
Sahan Journal wuxuu si hoose ula soconayaa waxa ku soo kordha cudurka koronafayras-ka (coronavirus) ee gobolka Minnesota. Noogu soo dir su’aalahaaga iyo wax kasta oo war ah ama xog ah ee la xidiidha koronofayras-ka: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actualización sobre el Coronavirus en Minnesota
Sahan Journal está siguiendo de cerca los acontecimientos en Minnesota relacionados con el coronavirus. Envíenos sus preguntas, sugerencias o información relacionada con el coronavirus al correo electrónico: email@example.com.
Coronavirus updates in Minnesota
Sahan Journal is closely tracking developments in Minnesota related to the coronavirus. Send us your questions or any news tips or information related to the coronavirus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nthuav Qhia Ntxiv Txog Tus Kabmob Coronavirus hauv Xeev Minnesota
Sahan Journal yeej raws qab cov xovxwm tshiab txog tus kabmob Coronavirus hauv xeev Minnesota. Yog koj paub dabtsi ntxiv txog tus kabmob Coronavirus no losyog koj muaj lus nug, xa tuaj rau peb ntawm: email@example.com.
Using long-held techniques from his native Mexico, local Latino man treats the aches and pains of his customers
Out of his clinic in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis, Jesus De La Torre dispenses massage, natural remedies, and advice, all with gusto.
‘I’m ready’: How Minnesota’s immigrant faith leaders, store owners and community members are responding to the coronavirus epidemic
Churches and mosques are scaling back or canceling services, shopping mall traffic is dwindling and people are stocking up on basic supplies.
Koj yuav tsum paub dabtsi txog cov kabmob coronavirus
Yam kabmob tshiab coronavirus, lossis COVID-19, pib kis thoob tebchaws America lawm, thiab txog Minnesota lawm. Koj puas muaj lus noog txog coronavirus? Xa koj cov lus noog tuaj rau peb, es peb mam teb li peb teb tau.
Lo que debe saber sobre el coronavirus
El nuevo coronavirus, también conocido como COVID-19, se está expandiendo por todos los Estados Unidos, incluido Minnesota. ¿Tiene usted preguntas sobre el coronavirus? Envíenos sus preguntas a través de este formulario y las contestaremos lo mejor que podamos.
Waxa aad u baahan tahay in aad ka ogaato koronafayras (coronavirus)
Cudurka cusub ee koronafayras-ka wuxuu ku faafayaa gobolada wadanka oo dhan oo ay Minnesota ku jirto. Ma qabtaa wax su’aalo ah oo la xidhiidha cudurka koronafayras? Fadlan noo soo gudbiya wixii su’aalo ah ee aad qabtaan, waxaana ku dadaalaynaa in su’aalihiina aan ka jawaabno.
What you need to know about the coronavirus
The new coronavirus is spreading in states across the country, including in Minnesota. Do you have questions about the coronavirus? Submit them to us and we will do our best to answer them.
Amid coronavirus fears, Asian grocery store ran out of beloved jasmine rice
For some Asian Minnesotans, running out of rice is not just inconvenient. It’s reminiscent of the Vietnam War.
East Grand Forks mother faces felony child abuse in case drawing worldwide attention from Somalis
When child protective services took Nimo Khalif’s children from her custody, she pleaded to the Somali community for help. Now, for the first time, she’s being charged with felonies of child abuse.
Immigrants are leaving Minnesota’s public aid programs. Why?
Minnesota’s seen enrollment drop for immigrants in key government benefit programs for reasons that aren’t clear. Observers say people may not need the aid in a growing economy. Others point the finger at the effects of Trump administration policies.
In northwestern Minnesota, allegations but few answers in Somali mother’s case
In a case that’s drawn the attention of Somalis worldwide, a Polk County prosecutor said Monday that a Somali woman whose children were removed from her care may face child abuse charges.
MPR News/Star Tribune poll: Most Minnesotans open to refugees
Minnesotans support refugee resettlement in their communities by a wide margin, according to a new MPR News/Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
Changes to the ‘public charge’ rule: 8 key questions, answered
Starting this week, the federal government is expanding the scope of its “public charge” rule, a move that will make it tougher for some immigrants to access public aid. Here’s what you need to know.
Bogus story of an immigration raid brings chaos to Hmong market
Hmong community leaders are scrambling to set the record straight after an online post falsely claimed that federal immigration agents had arrested hundreds of people at a popular St. Paul market. Its posting set off a frenzy, playing on the fears of a very real proposal by the Trump administration to deport some Hmong and Lao immigrants.
Minnesota creates high-level post to help connect employers, immigrants
The Walz administration’s move comes after state officials spent the past year listening to concerns from employers about worker shortages and concerns from immigrant and refugee communities about the barriers they face to getting hired.
Community activist Haji Yussuf steps up to challenge Rep. Ilhan Omar for 5th District seat
Haji Yussuf says the congresswoman is focused too much on her national profile and not enough on the district and that he’s heard the concerns of people from all walks of life as he drives for Uber.
Hmong rappers get their chance to shine in YouTube competition
No matter who comes out on top, rappers say the competition is already paying off for artists in the small but growing Hmong hip-hop community hustling to get their music heard.
Redefining beauty: Advocates work to make skin lightening a public health issue
The Minnesota Department of Health doled out four grants to two nonprofit groups and two counties to help educate communities of color about the potential health risk of using cosmetics that lighten skin.
What you need to know about Trump’s plan to deport Hmong, Lao immigrants
Nearly 3,500 people nationwide are subject to removal under the proposal; in Minnesota, several hundred could be affected.
Thousands of Hmong and Lao Americans face deportation under Trump proposal
In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Rep. Betty McCollum calls the plan ‘unconscionable’
Intensive mental health help can help heal refugees fleeing war, Minnesota-based study finds
A first-of-its-kind study of Karen refugees in St. Paul diagnosed with major depression offers hope that refugees scarred by the trauma of war and torture can recover.
With first Latina president, Macalester College makes history
Suzanne Rivera, 50, will be the first woman and first Latina to lead the nationally known St. Paul liberal arts college. The school announced her hiring Monday.
‘Devastating’: Minnesotans rally against Trump’s new visa curbs
Some 50 people on Saturday protested President Trump’s newly announced restrictions on immigration from Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan, warning they will have an outsized effect on Minnesota’s new immigrant populations.
Abdi Warsame appointed CEO of Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. He will become first Somali to lead a government agency.
Warsame made history in 2013 when he became the first Somali in Minnesota elected to the Minneapolis City Council. His latest move makes history again, and puts a City Council seat in play.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesotan sentenced to 35 years in ISIS case says he didn’t get the chance to plead guilty
In a recent court filing, Guled Omar said his lawyer failed to negotiate a plea deal with the government in 2016 and was ineffective in representing him. He’s asking a federal judge to vacate or reduce his sentence.
Amid the chaos, Minnesota counties say ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ to refugees
What you need to know as local governments scramble to comply with Trump order.
This Minnesota county has not directly received refugees in the past five years. Now it became first in the state to reject refugee resettlement
A presidential executive order has prompted county boards across the country to weigh whether they’ll allow refugees to be resettled within their borders.
‘Cried with joy’: Minnesota’s Liberians find elation, relief in new residency law
Minnesota’s Liberian community is celebrating a new federal law that opens a path for permanent residency in the U.S. Advocates say it’s a happy ending to a long, hard-fought journey. Just a year ago, many Liberians feared deportation.
Diversity big on the ballot in race for Minnesota House seat 60A
Six of the 12 candidates in the coming District 60A special election in Minneapolis are first- or second-generation immigrants, part of a growing trend of people with new-immigrant roots seeking political power in Minnesota and the U.S.
Willmar keeps the refugee door open despite concerns
The city’s fast-growing immigrant communites are creating opportunities and tensions.
Survey: Most Minnesotans oppose U.S. border policy, but partisanship divides the state on many immigration issues
A survey conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication found that those who identify themselves as Republicans are the only individual group that favors the government’s approach at the border.
For struggling Minnesota Muslims, help is a phone call away
Sisters Sumaya and Fadumo Hassan help callers manage their experiences with bullying, anti-Islam sentiment and issues of identity
Fearing retaliation, some immigrants stay away from public aid
Medicaid, food assistance and other federal programs can help keep struggling immigrant families afloat. Many, though, increasingly fear being punished for seeking those benefits, and being labeled a “public charge.”
University of Minnesota student taps Nigerian roots to design a sneaker for Nike
University of Minnesota student Taoheed Bayo won a Nike design challenge this fall and set about creating a shoe inspired by his Nigerian heritage. His creation, the Afro-Yute Air Max 1, is doing more than selling. It’s teaching.
In a split vote, one Minnesota county says ‘yes’ to more refugees
Other counties are in watch-and-wait mode, noting a lawsuit challenging Trump order.
After fire kills 5 in Cedar-Riverside high-rise, a call for sprinklers
Adding sprinklers in old buildings can be expensive. But proponents say it’s worth it.
Sahan Journal to add local reporters, photographer with new national funding from Report for America
The Twin Cities-based news site that focuses on the stories of Minnesota’s new immigrants was chosen Monday for funding by Report for America, a national service program that trains emerging journalists.
Chinese, English language students learn from each other in U of M program
A University of Minnesota program matches international students learning English with local high school students who have gone through Chinese immersion programs. Both get to work on their language skills in a conversational setting.
East African parents call for support, not scorn, in fight against teen addiction
Mothers struggling to help their children with substance abuse are often told they’re too soft on their kids. At a meeting Monday night, families and addiction experts said it’s time for the community to confront the problem and end the judgment.
Moving to Mexico for love sounded awesome. Then my African uncle called.
Patriarchy remains a powerful force in the lives of African families in America, as longtime Minnesotan Jeffrey Bissoy discovered recently when he decided to leave his job and follow his heart — and then Uncle Claude asked: “In what world do you think this is OK?”
Amazon pulls skin-lightening creams from site after demands from Minnesota activists
The retail giant removed the products after an online petition and a full-page newspaper ad demanded Amazon stop selling creams designed to lighten people’s skin.
Navigating MNsure — in Somali, Spanish and English
More than two dozen groups across the state get grants to help Minnesotans sign up for health insurance.
Elderly Somali man beaten to death after getting off Metro Transit bus led a simple life that centered around daily prayers, helping others
Family and friends describe Shirwa Hassan Jibril as a compassionate man who liked to assist his fellow elders with documents and forms that needed filling out.
Hijabs for patients and medical staff: St. Louis Park hospital makes health care history
Methodist Hospital on Thursday became the nation’s first to carry hijabs in its gift shop. That change was driven by a hospital worker who saw patients struggling with makeshift hijabs to cover their heads.
Youth, diversity take the reins of power at St. Paul City Hall
“We made our campaigns about people,” says council member-elect Nelsie Yang, 24 — a renter, a woman of color and one of the new faces of political power in St. Paul.
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With floral candles, Hmong sisters honor parents’ farming legacy
Each November, the Hmong American Farmers Association offers artwork people can buy alongside produce grown by Hmong farmers. This year’s art — candles featuring flowers from a Hmong family’s field — comes with a good story.
‘Go back to where you came from’: Somali DoorDash driver says customer attacked him
The Minnesota chapter of a national civil rights group is calling for hate crime charges after a west metro food delivery driver was allegedly attacked by a man who told him to “go back to where you came from.”
Preaching ‘hate’ for Islam, speaker arrives in a divided Willmar
Organizers plan to protest an appearance Thursday from Usama Dakdok, who has visited Minnesota dozens of times to convince his audience that Islam is dangerous.
‘My voice is needed’: History made as Nadia Mohamed wins a seat on St. Louis Park City Council
Nadia Mohamed, 23, came to St. Louis Park as a refugee at age 10. Now she’s council member-elect, ready to focus on affordable housing, climate action and racial equity. It’s a whirlwind story.
Minneapolis East African shops boost security after vandalism
Some stores are closing earlier at night. Others have installed new lights and cameras. Owners say these costly steps are needed to restore a sense of safety after a vandal smashed windows on Franklin Avenue and told police he hated Somalis.
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Immigrants built Minnesota’s economy and culture. They still do.
Let’s recognize the vital role Minnesota’s new immigrants play in the economy and cultivate their skills to take on the high-demand careers of the future, writes Hamse Warfa, deputy commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
‘Monster in our community’: East African youth break the silence over addiction
Drug addiction is a source of shame in immigrant communities. Children’s overdoses are often cloaked as heart attacks or unexplainable deaths. Some young Twin Cities advocates are working now to push the problem into the light in the hope of saving lives.
The ‘Glass Man’: How a former CIA worker helped bring the Hmong to America
The U.S. government once deemed Hmong refugees unsuitable for American resettlement. Yang See, who had worked for the CIA, made the case they belonged.
In Minnesota libraries, community is part of the collection
Libraries in Minnesota offer an ever-expanding catalog of resources and services. At the Rondo Community Library in St. Paul there are story times in several different languages, a book, vinyl and DVD collection and reference librarians prepared to help with anything — really anything.
Trump’s ‘public charge’ proposal frightened some immigrants into keeping kids off Medicaid
The Trump administration’s so-called “public charge” rule that was set to go into effect this month has been blocked by federal judges. Still, some who work with Minnesota’s immigrant community say the proposal generated fear and confusion, prompting some to take their children off Medicaid.
Rochester program aims to help new arrivals navigate public safety
When do you call 911? How do you pay a parking ticket? Rochester’s New Americans Academy aims to teach the basics.
Meet the woman who’s documenting the stories of immigrants and their children in southwest Minnesota
Andrea Duarte-Alonso said she began her project, Stories from Unheard Voices, with a focus on the Latino community after then-presidential candidate Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists.”