While Minnesota state government spending with minority-owned vendors has grown over the last three years, it still represents only 5.4 percent of the $2.5 billion the government spends with vendors each year.
Today, Minnesota has more than 455,000 foreign-born residents, and 1 in 6 children born in Minnesota now has at least one immigrant parent.
Author Emily Baxter points out that while 1 in 4 people in the U.S. has a criminal record, 4 in 4 have a criminal history.
Much of the reduction in the number of refugee resettlement has to do with the 120-day refugee suspension and the banning of travelers from several Muslims-majority countries.
From DACA to the travel ban, here are the stories that most impacted Minnesota immigrant and refugee communities.
Today, though hard data is hard to come by, those who advocated for its passage say it’s made employers more open to hiring formerly incarcerated candidates.
DEED doesn’t have complete data for the holiday season yet. But the state’s retailers added more jobs in September and October than they had in a decade.
The company has invested $30 million to grow the Best Buy Teen Tech Centers to provide participants with hands-on, yearlong after-school activities in programming, filmmaking, music production and design.
Ahmed Hussen, who moved to Canada in 1993 as a refugee, was appointed earlier this year as the minister of immigration, refugee and citizenship.
DEED will spend more than $160 million on workforce training programs in 2018. How does it know what it’s getting for its money?
How a group of deaf Somali-Americans are engaging immigrant and Muslim members of Minnesota’s deaf community, many of whom often encounter severe social isolation.
The initiative, which is tailored to get participants to earn certificates in the construction and health care industries, is meant to graduate 1,000 people in the next two years.
A new initiative examines gambling addiction in the community and provides support services to affected individuals and their family.
Showcasing the stories of the community gives Americans a perspective the mainstream media has long ignored: that Iraqis have also been victims of terrorism and violence in Iraq.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey, the number of minority-owned companies in the U.S. grew by nearly 5 percent in 2014.
Assessing not just the costs, but the economic benefits immigrants and refugees have created in the city.
The Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans in Minnesota released its first documentary three years ago. On Sunday, it will premiere another.
Only one Minnesota resident has been confirmed to be among the dead in the bombing, but the incident has affected Minneapolis’ Somali-American community in myriad other ways.
Of the state’s job vacancies in the second quarter of 2017, 44 percent were part-time (less than 35 hours per week), and 15 percent were temporary or seasonal.