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Ethiopian-born Oballa Oballa seeks seat on the Austin City Council

Oballa Oballa of Austin, Minnesota is ready to expand his leadership roles within his city. The twenty-seven-year-old is running for a seat on the...

Sahra Odowa vies for Minnesota Senate District 55

Public health professional Sahra Odowa is ready to be a policy maker. The DFL endorsed Shakopee resident is vying for a seat in the...

‘I have not seen a change in the city council’: Nonprofit...

Community organizer and longtime resident of Champlin, Samuel Mwangi has announced his bid for a seat as a council member for the city’s Ward...

Entrepreneur and organizer Ukasha Dakane joins race for Edina City Council

Entrepreneur and community organizer Ukasha Dakane is the latest candidate running for a seat on the Edina City Council. There are two open seats...

Candidate Janet Kitui talks about her bid for City Council, vision...

Minnesota state employee and longtime Edina resident Janet Kitui announced her run for one of two Edina City Council seats in the November 3...

Jamal Osman wins Minneapolis City Council Sixth Ward seat

Jamal Osman is the new Minneapolis Sixth Ward City Council following Tuesday's special election after the city released unofficial results this morning. The city...

Strong election night for African immigrant candidates in Minnesota primary

It was a good night to be an African immigrant candidate in Minnesota’s primary election on Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar was able to...

Liberian American businessman Alexander Deputie vying for Minnesota Senate District 67

Liberian born Alexander Deputie has put his name in the running as a state senator for Minnesota Senate District 67 as the endorsed candidate...

Why I am supporting Ilhan Omar in the DFL primary

20 years ago, I fled my birth country of Liberia during a civil war. I left my loved ones to provide for them in...

African immigrant candidates run for office in record numbers in Minnesota

The number of African immigrant elected officials in Minnesota — which has more than doubled in the past four years — could soon grow...

Video: Minneapolis Sixth Ward candidates forum

Ten of the remaining eleven candidates in the upcoming August 11 Minneapolis City Council Sixth Ward special election participated in a candidates forum that...