MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Religious leaders and advocates in Minnesota's large Somali community are condemning an attack in Somalia that killed more than 300 people. Saturday's attack in Mogadishu also injured about 400 people and left scores missing. Jaylani Hussein of the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota says some Minnesotans still don't know if their loved ones are OK. He says the bombing has brought "a great deal of sadness" to the community. Imam Hassan Mohamud called the attack Somalia's 9-11.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The State Department has granted Enbridge Energy a presidential permit for the final piece of its project to boost the capacity of its Alberta Clipper oil pipeline. Enbridge needed it for a segment that crosses the U.S.-Canadian border into North Dakota. After nearly five years of review, the State Department said Monday that issuing the permit serves the national interest. The pipeline carries Alberta crude across Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a federal waiver approving a new state program to lower health insurance premiums for 2018, but $369 million in funding for a low-income health care program is still at stake. Minnesota lawmakers created a reinsurance program to stabilize Minnesota's individual market after years of double-digit premium increases. The federal government paired its approval with a massive cut to MinnesotaCare funding. Dayton says he'll keep fighting to restore that funding.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (AP) - Police say the death of an auto shop worker in Montevideo is accidental. Authorities said Monday 55-year-old Richard Fultz was pinned between a pickup truck and a tool chest that was up against a concrete wall when the owner of Backstreet Auto accidentally stepped on the truck's accelerator.
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