SOMALI

“Festival of Fire” Held In Downtown Fargo

In an effort to educate and explore different cultures in the community, Broadway square and one local man came together to host the festival of fire.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) — The Fargo- Moorhead community was invited to learn more about the annual Somali celebration known as Neeroosh, or the festival of fire, which celebrates the beginning of the solar year. The event was held at Broadway Square and also focused on bringing different cultures together as one. “Educational thing we want to educate people we want…

TSA Agents at Hector Working Without Pay are Served Lunch from Somali Community

Many in the Somali community came to Fargo as refugees

FARGO, N.D. — TSA agents are working without pay during the government shutdown, but one group decided to serve them through a major act of kindness. The Somali Community Development of North Dakota, along with the Islamic Center of Fargo, teamed up to serve traditional Somali food to TSA agents. Abdiwali Sharif, executive director of the Somali Community Development of North…

No Animals Will Be Sacrificed During “Super Eid” At U.S. Bank Stadium

The Islamic holy day known as the "festival of the sacrifice" celebrates the prophet Abraham

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Muslims across the Twin Cities are celebrating one of their biggest holidays: the prayer service known as Eid. Dozens of Islamic centers have joined together to hold prayers at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. They are calling it “Super Eid” and more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The Islamic holy day known as the “festival…

Mapleton Woman Fired After Viral Racist Rant, Community Rally Scheduled in Fargo

Amber Hensley has issued an apology and the three women behind the camera say they hope she changes. KVRR'S TJ Nelson also contributed to this report

FARGO, ND — A Mapleton woman continues to deal with the consequences of her actions after video of her harassing three Somali women in Fargo went viral. Amber Hensley has issued an apology and the three women behind the camera say they hope she changes. They also want bystanders to speak up when hate crimes happen. KVRR’s Nick Broadway was the…

Minnesota Health Officials Hoping Measles Outbreak is Over

The Somali community has been hardest hit during the outbreak

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota health officials may call an end to the state’s measles outbreak if no new cases arise by the end of the month. The number of cases in the state has held steady at nearly 80 for nearly one month. Health officials must wait until July 29, when two incubation periods pass without any new cases, before…

Celebrating Independence Day for the First Time

For some new Americans, this is their first time celebrating their new home

FARGO, ND — For some people in the area, this is their first time celebrating Independence Day. The Fourth of July began with a bite of lunch and some tea. They compared National Anthems and talked fireworks plans. “To celebrate, we go Detroit Lake,” said Halima Iman of Fargo. “Even now, I’m bringing me and my kids and my sisters….

Minnesota Group Says They’re Not Anti-Vaxx, Just Here to Inform

The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Measles cases in Minnesota are continuing to rise, especially in the Somali community. The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children. But another group is urging them to consider the risks of the vaccine. The Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota organized a public meeting to…