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Experience Somali Culture -- Beyond Watching 'Captain Phillips' -- in Minnesota

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Jan 16th 2014 10:39 AM
2013 Governors Awards - Arrivals
Associated Press
When casting began for Captain Phillips, nominated today for six Academy Awards, including best picture, the search for Somali actors to play the pirates led to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Roughly 50,000 Somali-Americans live in the Twin Cities and another 30,000 in other parts of the state, comprising the largest Somali population outside of Africa.
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Discover Something New at Home in Minneapolis

by Doug Mack. Posted Dec 17th 2013 11:00 AM
Minneapolis skyline and stone arch bridge at dusk with Mississippi River in foreground.
Minnesota's two favorite conversation topics remain unchanged: the weather's still weird; the Vikings still abysmal. The past year has mostly been a matter of anticipation and discussion of what's coming soon: a new light-rail line connecting Minneapolis and Saint Paul (next summer) and massive redevelopment in Minneapolis' Downtown East, including a new Vikings stadium.
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Delta Airlines Passenger Pissed About Urine-Soaked Luggage

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 22nd 2011 10:15 AM
Sy Haze is pissed off because he's pretty sure his luggage was pissed on by a Delta employee at some point between the time it left London and the time it arrived in Minneapolis a few days later than its owner, having gone walkabout in Boston.

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Friday The 13th Flying: AOL Travel Live From The Superstitious Skies

by Chris Anderson. Posted May 13th 2011 04:00 PM
Friday the 13th Flying

A terrified Chris C. Anderson, AOL Travel

Flying on Friday The 13th. Has it scared flyers away? Not particularly. I'm on Delta Airlines flight 1629 as I write this, and I've got the scoop from my seatmate and KAYAK. Superstition has no room in the air.
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