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Expectations high for Somalis in Minnesota after U.S. re-establishes permanent diplomatic ties


December 7, 2018

Before reporting to the United States' diplomatic mission to Somalia last month, new U.S. Ambassador Donald Yamamoto paid a visit to members of Minnesota's vast diasporic community.

Yamamoto's dialogue here has since taken on new meaning for Somali-Americans in Minnesota — home to the nation's largest Somali community — with news this week that the State Department is re-establishing a "permanent diplomatic presence" in the country for the first time in more than a quarter-century.


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