HBO Drama Thrusts Minneapolis Somalis Into Unwanted Spotlight

By Timothy Mclaughlin Oct 30 – An HBO television drama created by an Oscar-winning director and a Canadian-Somali rapper has infuriated many in Minnesota’s Somali community who say the show will perpetuate unfair stereotypes of Muslims. Touted as a window into the lives of Somalis in Minneapolis adjusting to life in the U.S. Midwestern city,

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Minnesota Court to Begin Process of Unraveling Prince’s Fortune

By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS, May 2 – Lawyers charged with untangling the multi-million dollar estate of music superstar Prince, who died with no known will, head to court on Monday for the start of what could be a years-long dispute over his fortune. Six siblings or half-siblings of Prince, found dead at age 57 at

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Prince Cremated; Family, Friends Honor Him at Ceremony in Minnesota

CHANHASSEN, Minn., April 24 – Prince’s remains have been cremated and his family and friends attended a private ceremony on Saturday to pay their respects to the late pop superstar at the studio complex and home where he died in a suburb of Minneapolis, a Prince spokeswoman said. Among those seen entering the Paisley Park Studios

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