Over time, an estimated 4,000 Somali residents have put down roots in Faribault. Some of those families have now lived in the Rice County city for more than two decades.
Ghana-born Eunice Adjei-Bosompem wants to ease the transition for other immigrants in St. Cloud, to help them make a home — and an impact — in their city.
Nonprofit leaders usually hear three main reasons for immigrants moving to Greater Minnesota: access to jobs, affordable housing and desire to have a slower pace of life.
During decades of the 19th Century, a third of Minnesotans were immigrants. Today, it’s closer to one in ten.
Encountering a foreign-born doctor in Greater Minnesota once might have been unusual. If the state’s health-care trends continue as they have, it won’t be much longer.