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Alvin Kamara is NFL Rookie of the Year

Alvin Kamara is NFL Rookie of the Year

Saints running back Alvin Kamara won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year at NFL Honors on Saturday. Kamara (28 votes) beat out Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (21) and Texans…

Ethiopian Airlines to start non-stop service between Chicago and Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines to start non-stop service between Chicago and Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines is set to become the first Africa-based airline to have a direct flight from Africa to Chicago starting in June, the airline announced in a news statement to…

Those in the military with DACA won’t face deportation, Defense Secretary Mattis says

Those in the military with DACA won’t face deportation, Defense Secretary Mattis says

The nearly 850 immigrants currently serving in the military or waiting to start basic training won’t face deportation despite the ongoing federal wrangling over the fate of people who came…

Minnesota House candidates make their case at District 62A Democratic Party forum

Minnesota House candidates make their case at District 62A Democratic Party forum

Six Democrats who have announced in Minnesota House District 62A met for their first candidate forum in Minneapolis Tuesday night ahead of next week’s February 6 caucuses. The six included…

Hugh Masekela, musician and anti-apartheid freedom fighter, dies at 78

Hugh Masekela, musician and anti-apartheid freedom fighter, dies at 78

Hugh Masekela of South Africa, a celebrated musician famously known for his mastery of the trumpet and also an anti-apartheid fighter, died on Tuesday, January 23 in Johannesburg not far…

2017 Twin Cities Youth of the Year, Anaa Jibicho, heading to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

2017 Twin Cities Youth of the Year, Anaa Jibicho, heading to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

Comcast last week awarded Anaa Jibicho, a 17-year-old junior at Washington Technology Magnet School in St. Paul and a Boys & Girls Club member for 8 years, two tickets to…

Senator Tina Smith condemns Trump’s “shithole countries” comment and calls him racist

Senator Tina Smith condemns Trump’s “shithole countries” comment and calls him racist

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s newly minted US Senator, Tina Smith, has strongly rebuked president Donald Trump’s reported calling of immigrants from Africa and Haiti coming to the US as hailing from…

Council Member Warsame’s former aide, Abdi Salah, takes new position in Mayor Jacob Frey’s office

Council Member Warsame’s former aide, Abdi Salah, takes new position in Mayor Jacob Frey’s office

New Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey was sworn in last week and his office has announced the appointment of Abdi Salah as his Senior Policy Aide. A rising star at Minneapolis…

‘Selma’ actor, David Oyelowo, coming to Minneapolis to keynote Annual MLK Breakfast

‘Selma’ actor, David Oyelowo, coming to Minneapolis to keynote Annual MLK Breakfast

David Oyelowo, who played Martin Luther King Jr. in the acclaimed ‘Selma’ movie, will be in Minneapolis on Monday to deliver the keynote address at the 28th Annual MLK Holiday…

Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress at year’s end

Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress at year’s end

Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers – with more than 60 ‘blue helmets’ killed in hostile acts – the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in…

US passports now identify child sex offenders

US passports now identify child sex offenders

As of October 31, 2017, US passports now have markers to identify registered sex offenders. On February 08, 2016, President Obama signed into law H.R. 515, the “International Megan’s Law…