Most of the area’s immigrant Kurds, like business owner Talib “Tony” Salman, left their homes after Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons on the Kurds in the late 1980s.
John Fitzgerald is a longtime journalist who has worked at newspapers across the country.
Most of the families have settled in St. Paul, Roseville and Little Canada, where they have bought homes, put their children through school and have well-paying jobs.
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