Congressman Keith Ellison is back in Minnesota after spending time in Somalia, a rare destination for a member of Congress. Ellison's Minneapolis district has a large concentration of residents of Somali descent.
The Associated Press reports that the fifth district Democrat was the first congressman to travel to Somalia in years. The U. S. government recently recognized the Somali government after some stability in a country that had experienced a long, bloody power struggle. Ellison also made a stop in Kenya.