A film based on a true story about an American ship captain held hostage by Somali pirates is generating a lot of emotions in the Twin Cities, where producers are putting out an open call for actors. Some see it as a rare opportunity, but many worry it will misrepresent Somalis and distort a very complex issue.
Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies
The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.
Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged
Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.
Minnesota Wild back away from thin blue line T-shirt giveaway
The giveaway backfired when word of it reached social media.
Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize
The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.
Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County
The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.
2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35
The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.
Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales
The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.
Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club
It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.
Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin
There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.
Tom Hanks rolls through West Fargo
Tammy Hagensen, owner of TNT diner in West Fargo got a call Thursday asking if she'd would be willing to open her cafe doors early for a special guest, whose name couldn't immediately be revealed...Turns out, that the special guest was none other than Forrest Gump himself, Tom Hanks, the Fargo Forum reports.
Minnesota rodeo sisters excited for first big local competition
Kasey and Kati Stewart of Afton have traveled across North America competing in rodeos. This weekend they'll get to take part in one at home. They'll compete in the barrel racing at the World's Toughest Rodeo in St. Paul.
Feds on verge of plea bargain in Somali terrorism case
A lawyer for Ahmed Hussein Mahamud says a plea agreement is in the works. Mahamud is among 20 people who have been charged with helping the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab.
Somali workers, plant argue over unemployment eligibility
While a discrimination case against a Le Center food manufacturing plant is just getting started, another state agency is trying to determine whether the estimated 40 Somali workers who claim discrimination led to their departure from the business are eligible for unemployment benefits.
Wire taps may breed new mistrust between Somalis, government
Taped phone calls are prosecutors' key evidence in the trial of two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a Somali terrorist group. Some Somalis say use of the wire taps has set back efforts to build trust between government authorities and the community.
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