What did Naomi Ko get for her birthday? News that her family has been cursed for generations. See her one-woman show exploring the curse.
The work ranges from giving mobile home park residents LED light bulbs to insulating the “belly” of their homes, which are exposed to cold air, at no cost to the residents.
Despite laws prioritizing the placement of children with relatives, a Kandiyohi County judge sided with a foster parent vying to adopt the boys.
The St. Paul City Council heard from several residents Wednesday who said the changes could increase affordable housing and improve access to public transportation.
The Minneapolis mayor says he wants to build a new police station on a vacant city-owned lot at 2600 Minnehaha Av. and asked the City Council to fund it.
Oscar is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who drove in the Twin Cities even though he knew he risked arrest and potential deportation.
As federal COVID aid runs out, Minneapolis Public Schools says it will need to cut expenses—and that will mean cutting staff. A union official questioned the district’s math: “We are still understaffed.”
El estado está aceptando citas de habitantes de Minnesota indocumentados que quieran aplicar para una licencia de conducir o una tarjeta de identificación estatal.
Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services took the unusual step of opening some of its facilities Sunday to allow applicants to take their written driver’s test.
Lifeworks Services shares 10 tips to create inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities.
The Tribal Nation is about two years into an effort to cut its members’ energy costs with a solar field and other eco-friendly projects.
Americans collectively owe $1.77 trillion in student loan debt, and must start paying it back this month after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Joe Biden’s loan forgiveness plan.
This weekend’s events also include poetry readings by Korean and Hispanic artists and a celebration of Native American artistry.
Some marijuana advocates and insiders want Clemon Dabney to lead the state’s new Office of Cannabis Management.
After moving from New Mexico to Minneapolis, Verna Volker founded a group called Native Women Running to create opportunities and community for Indigenous athletes. She’s also changing the face of a mostly white sport.
The Anton Group, a St. Paul–based accounting firm, provided services to one in five Minnesota charter schools in 2022, but dissolved in wake of the alleged fraud. Neal Thao, the CEO of Noble Academy, said charter schools should “look at their accounts very carefully.”
Minnesotans are raising funds to support relief efforts in Morocco and Libya. Here are ways to help.
The Lower Sioux Indian Community believes using hemp to build houses will help them address a housing shortage while promoting eco-friendly building practices.
Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre asked Somali Minnesotans to help raise money to fight the terrorist organization, Al-Shabab, in their home country.
Libya’s chief prosecutor says he has ordered the detention of eight current and former officials pending his investigation into the collapse of two dams. The disaster earlier this month left thousands of people dead.
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Dr. Michael Walker is an unapologetic advocate for Black student achievement.
The apparent paradox lies in differences between how Minnesota’s Indian and Hmong communities arrived in the state.
Tribal leaders will build an addiction treatment facility on two parcels north of Lake Street, which have been vacant for more than a decade.
Minnesota could reap significant environmental and economic benefits by recycling all its electronic waste. A St. Paul legislator hopes to pass a new state law to get there.
This weekend’s events include a poetry workshop, an open mic night, a St. Paul arts and culture market, and a mixed media art exhibition.
Three Minneapolis council members want to introduce two new ordinances that would increase wages and protections for Uber and Lyft drivers.
Supporters of a labor standards board in Minneapolis say they hope to have an ordinance passed by the end of the year.
Two years after Afghan refugees arrived in Minnesota after the fall of Kabul in Afghanistan, they are building a new community through sewing.
Learning about environmental justice and community resilience in Puerto Rico helps Minnesotans dream bigger.
Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre will appear at an event in Bloomington scheduled from 6 p.m. Sunday to 12 a.m. Monday.
Tensions between Canada and India have reached new heights with dueling diplomatic expulsions and an allegation of Indian government involvement in the killing of a Sikh activist on Canadian soil.
The Hmong American Farmers Association closed on farmland in Dakota County last year. Now, the more than 150 acres are home base for the organization and 20 families of Hmong farmers.
The North Dakota Native Tourism Alliance unites five Native nations to promote and educate the world about Native culture.
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Erika López Prater, an art history professor, lost her teaching position at Hamline after showing images of the Prophet Muhammad in class. A federal judge will allow her religious discrimination claim to proceed.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is launching a three-year process to implement the newly passed cumulative impact law.
Jury selection begins Friday in the trial of Randy Roedema and Jason Rosenblatt on manslaughter, criminally negligent reckless homicide and assault charges.
A city watchdog agency is investigating after a body-worn camera captured one Seattle Police Department union leader joking with another following the death of a woman who was struck and killed by a police cruiser as she was crossing a street.
Libyan authorities have limited access to the flooded coastal city of Derna to dig through the mud and hollowed-out buildings for the more than 10,000 people still missing and presumed dead following a disaster that has already claimed more than 11,000 lives.
A judge ruled that an 1849 law didn’t ban abortions. Planned Parenthood says that it will resume offering abortions in Milwaukee and Madison starting Monday.
Mercado Central in Minneapolis is hosting an event Friday to commemorate Mexican Independence Day.
Spend your weekend watching K-pop dancers and listening to a mariachi band at events across Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The data breach is the sixth at a Minnesota educational institution in the last year. But cybersecurity experts tell Sahan Journal the hack was “relatively minor.”
The short answer to the question of what vaccinations you should get for optimum health is—all of them. Read on for answers to other frequently asked questions.
Community groups have urged the Met Council to avoid displacing homes and businesses as the train line is extended northwest from downtown Minneapolis.
James Vukelich Kaagegaabaw’s new book, “The Seven Generations and Seven Grandfather Teachings,” shows how language carries cultural wisdom.
Data from the American Community Survey shows that Minnesotans of color continue to fare worse than their white counterparts when it comes to poverty and unemployment.
The READ Act, passed by the Minnesota legislature, mandates that school districts switch to a literacy approach that emphasizes the science of reading. But it didn’t focus on the experiences or needs of multilingual learners. Sahan Journal checked in with schools that serve immigrant communities to see how the new approach may work.
Community members asked Minneapolis City Council members to provide hand washing stations and drug prevention services at encampments.
Vinai, the new restaurant named after the refugee camp in Thailand where Vang was born, will take the space soon to be vacated by the Dangerous Man Brewing taproom.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has tapped Toddrick Barnette, currently Hennepin County’s chief judge, to be the city’s next community safety commissioner. The Minneapolis City Council must approve the selection.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue expects to send out 2.1 million rebate payments by the end of September.
Children’s Minnesota meets kids where they live, learn and play.
Activists have been chipping away at the HERC trash incinerator in downtown Minneapolis, but a new state plan for metro waste sees incinerators as an asset.
Cardona spent Friday in Minnesota to wrap up his national tour, “Back to School Bus Tour 2023: Raise the Bar.”
Hmong people are the largest Asian group in Minnesota, decades after many sought refuge here.
Minneapolis and St. Paul are hosting arts and music events outside this weekend, including storefronts decked out in art.
The state is accepting appointments from undocumented Minnesotans who want to apply for a state driver’s license or identification card.
Sahra Nur admitted to stealing more than $5 million from the federal government. Yusuf Ali admitted to stealing more than $200,000.
The move comes after a Sahan Journal investigation found that city officials plotted to kill the Prairie Pointe development by rezoning the project site.
Plift co-founder Todd Harris worries that people of color will not benefit greatly from the legalization of marijuana.
Police union attorney James P. Michels argued in court that the union needs to be aware of anything during the agreement’s implementation that could affect the Minneapolis Police Department union contract.
The new school—the first of its kind in the nation—offers language support in Arabic, Amharic, Swahili, Somali, Oromo, and Tigrinya.
The ongoing actors and screenwriters strikes are casting a pall over the fall movie season, but a parade of awards contenders and autumn blockbusters are on the way, nevertheless.
America is in the midst of a police officer shortage. Small-town residents from Goodhue, Minnesota, to Lott, Texas, say giving up a police force isn’t that bad.
President William Ruto spoke while hosting the first Africa Climate Summit. He says the continent of more than 1.3 billion people is losing 5% to 15% of its GDP growth every year to the impacts of climate change.
Myanmar won’t take over the rotating leadership of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as scheduled in 2026, in the latest blow to efforts by its ruling generals to gain international recognition after violently seizing power in 2021.
After decades of declining enrollment, St. Paul Public Schools made a bold bet: offer families a school with support in seven different languages. The school’s first-time principal had one summer to get it done.
Rice Street Gardens is a social and nutritional haven for many east metro immigrants. Community members are raising $1 million to buy the garden plots.
Spurred by patient feedback, local hospitals have started to provide culturally appropriate hair- and skin-care products. “It just shows that someone’s talking, and someone might be listening,” one patient says.
A booth at the Minnesota State Fair allows several business owners of color to take turns showcasing their wares in the education building.
Abdikadir Kadiye pleaded guilty to stealing money from the federal government that was supposed to feed underprivileged children.
Experience a glow-in the dark exhibition, a monarch butterfly tapestry project, an open mic night, and a multimedia exhibition exploring Somali womanhood.
Pan-Latino Day will take place on Saturday, September 2, at the Minnesota State Fair.
Lamar Hill runs Four Elements Therapy in Fargo, North Dakota, where he also serves Minnesotans.
Sahan Journal reporter Alfonzo Galvan takes you through his first day at the Minnesota State Fair.
The old Sears property near the Minnesota State Capitol could house an events center, charter school, and food court, among other ideas, according to its new owner, Asian Media Access.
Immigrants from 18 countries gathered at the International Bazaar to take the Oath of Allegiance. The benefits of citizenship? The right to vote and easy access to deep fried Oreos.
K-Mama Sauce founder Kyung Chun tried to get into the fair as a vendor and was rejected for seven years.
The University of Minnesota is home to a new federal office intended to get as much climate investment into environmental justice communities as possible.
The 2023 Nonprofit News Awards recognized Sahan for “Tani waa su’aashayda” (“Here’s my question”). The weekly audio newsletter and text-message service offers news to Somali immigrants in Minnesota.
Sahan Journal reporters Hibah Ansari and Joey Peters try some new foods at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, which starts today.
Qamar Hassan is the 11th defendant of 60 to plead guilty in the case.
The East Phillips Neighborhood Institute is confident it can raise the $3.7 million needed by November to buy the site from the city.
The city ordinance does not have approval from enough council members—nine—to overcome the mayor’s veto.
Nancy Beaulieu and Andy Pearson say they were fired and disciplined, respectively, for trying to comply with management’s orders.
The approved plan will require a change to state law. But some advocates say the Minnesota plan will not address a bigger problem: teachers entering the classroom without special education training.
Dr. Nasreen Quadri, a physician and researcher affiliated with the University of Minnesota, wants to remove the health care barriers faced by immigrants and refugees. One of those challenges is speaking English.
After a rental dispute that revealed holes in state law and resulted in the school’s eviction, the Montessori charter school will move to another church in north Minneapolis. “We get to start new,” said Tonicia Abdur Salaam, the head of school.
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As Minnesota legalizes cannabis, immigration experts remind noncitizens that the substance is federally controlled and Minnesotans without citizenship or immigration documentation still face risks.
“I think people need to change the conversation about what drag is,” one Black drag performer says, to an example of “queer excellence in the community.”