The wild-rice harvest in Minnesota is wrapping up an exceptionally good year despite threats to its future.
Three Somali entrepreneurs recently got a new infusion of cash and business advice. A “Shark Tank”-style competition brought six competitors and judges from across the country to Minneapolis late last week.
As in the TV show, the entrepreneurs had five minutes to pitch their ideas to would-be investors. Quintan Wiktorowicz worked in global outreach for President Barack Obama. Now he heads Minbar, a social innovation company that invests in the Muslim world and co-sponsored the Somali competition.
“Minnesota is the hub of the Somali-American community, one of the largest populations of Somalis in the United States,” Wiktorowicz said. “And very importantly, the community here remains very, very connected to Somalia itself.”
Invention has to help Somalia
Signatures are being collected this month asking Indiana University officials to remove a painting on the Bloomington campus that depicts a cross burning by the Ku Klux Klan.
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota (RLCMN) holds one of the first Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Forum of the 2018 election in New Hope.