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Somali-American Who Helped Mogadishu Gov't Killed

Mogadishu government - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Gunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota who had left a well-paying job in the U.S. to help the fledgling city government in Mogadishu, an official and relative said Wednesday.

Brooklyn Park Educator Named 'Education Support Professional of the Year'

A Brooklyn Park educator has been named the state’s Education Support Professional of the Year.

The award, which comes from Education Minnesota, was given to Cindy Brose, a paraprofessional who works with special needs youth at Edgewood Education Center. She has worked with special needs kids for 21 years in various roles, according to Education Minnesota.

Maureen Bausch Named as Super Bowl Host Committee CEO

A new CEO has been named to head up preparations for the upcoming Super Bowl that will be hosted in Minneapolis in 2018.

Bloomington War Hero Honored for Service in WWII

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A Minnesota war hero will be honored Monday for his service and sacrifice in Europe during World War II.

Private First Class Jim Carroll will receive the Knight of the Legion Honor Medal, which is the highest honor France can award a foreign citizen.

Garth Brooks Stops by Hockey Sports Camp in St. Louis Park

A country superstar stepped off the stage and onto some ice to encourage young, aspiring hockey players in St. Louis Park.

On Sunday, Garth Brooks and former NHL star and Stanley Cup winner Shjon Podein stopped by the ProCamps sports camp; they played with kids in the DinoMights youth hockey program.

Visitation Friday Night for Woman Killed at Minneapolis Bus Shelter

A woman who was killed after an SUV crashed into a Minneapolis bus shelter will be remembered Friday.

A public visitation has been scheduled for Billee Weaver from 6-11 p.m. Friday at Gichitwaa Kateri Catholic Church in Minneapolis. A funeral will be held on the White Earth Reservation at a later date.

Mpls. Firefighter Honored for Response to Valentine's Day Duplex Fire

More than 100 heroes in Minneapolis were honored for saving lives as part of the annual Minneapolis Fire Department Awards on Friday.