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Indra Kharel, center, bows her head after receiving a small American flag from Cynthia Shabb, left, in a Saturday ceremony honoring her recently gained U.S. citizenship. Kharel, who has lived in Grand Forks for nearly a decade, came to the U.S. as a refugee from Bhutan. She was honored in Town Square during a commemoration of World Refugee Day held in 2017. (Andrew Haffner/Grand Forks Herald)
Grand Forks organizations see a drop caused by refugee caps
11 hours 19 min ago
July 13, 2018
Erin Murphy and Tim Palwenty shake hands while filing paperwork to run for goveronr on June 5, 2018. The two differ on refugee resettlement; Pawlenty wants to pause the Minnesota program while Murphy says it should continue. Don Davis / Forum News Service
GOP candidates want to pause refugee resettlement program
July 13, 2018 - 3:28pm
March 27, 2018
Minnesotans from Liberia and their supporters rally on the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul to urge renewal of their protected status in the United States Monday, March 26. That status is set to expire, and President Donald Trump has not indicated whether he will renew it. Dave Orrick / Pioneer Press
Liberians in Minnesota on edge after Trump decision
March 27, 2018 - 9:10pm
March 4, 2018
Majeed Haruna Agure has been living over the past month in the Booth Center, a large homeless shelter in Winnipeg. Agure, who is seeking refugee status in Canada, walked in January over the border between Manitoba and North Dakota to complete a journey he started in Brazil. (Andrew Haffner/Grand Forks Herald)play button
Asylum-seekers’ journey took them through frozen fields to Winnipeg homeless shelter
March 4, 2018 - 7:00am
January 16, 2018
Emerson Manitoba border station. Image from Wikipediaplay button
Cab companies dropping refugees off at Canadian border in deadly weather
January 16, 2018 - 9:04am
January 14, 2018
Ravindran Sivasundaram and his wife Manchuladevy Ravindran, refugees from Sri Lanka, moved their three boys, Apilas, 13, Simraj, 16 and Kapilas, 17 to the U.S. three years ago. The couple both have jobs and recently bought a house in Burnsville. (Ginger Pinson / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Refugees find a welcoming home in Minnesota: State, federal actions would limit numbers allowed to settle here
January 14, 2018 - 9:00am
5 facts you might not know about refugees
January 14, 2018 - 7:30am
December 8, 2017
Hudda Ibrahim, a professor at St. Cloud Technical and Community College, speaks on the experience of Somali immigrants during a Cultural Thursday talk at Central Lakes College. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Somali refugee aims to help Minnesotans better understand their plight
December 8, 2017 - 9:57am
November 26, 2017
Najuma Baker (center) speaks with fellow English learning classmates Hamdiya Hassana (right) and Lul Haji (left) at the Kvasager Learning Center in Grand Forks. All three women were participating in a language class hosted and taught by volunteers of the Global Friends Coalition, a local organization that focuses on refugee integration. (Photo by Nick Nelson/Grand Forks Herald)
Officials seeing evolving federal refugee policy’s impact in ND
November 26, 2017 - 7:00am
November 7, 2017
A large crowd watches as the St. Cloud City Council meeting begins Monday, Nov. 6, at city hall.   Dave Schwarz / St. Cloud Times
St. Cloud council dumps refugee moratorium to reaffirm 'welcoming' community
November 7, 2017 - 12:16pm
October 25, 2017
Laetitia Mizero Hellerud talks about her and her children's experience coming to North Dakota as refugees Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at the North Dakota Legislative Management Human Services Committee meeting in Jamestown, N.D. Chris Olson / Forum News Service
Federal government covers most resettlement costs for refugees in ND
October 25, 2017 - 7:27pm
October 24, 2017
St. Council members Jeff Johnson, left, and Jeff Goerger take part in the City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 23, in St. Cloud. Dave Schwarz / St. Cloud Times
Refugee resettlement, unity efforts prompt debate in St. Cloud
October 24, 2017 - 9:44am
October 19, 2017
7 refugees honored for their contributions to Minnesota
October 19, 2017 - 11:44pm
September 26, 2017
President Donald Trump with Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, in Bedminster, N.J., Aug. 11, 2017. A crucial test of Haley’s influence on Trump will come this week during Trump’s maiden visit to the United Nations, the organization he has repeatedly pilloried and whose very reason for being he has dismissed with his promise of “only America first.” (Al Drago//Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Trump expected to set U.S. refugee cap at 45,000
September 26, 2017 - 7:58pm
September 12, 2017
Demonstrators protest against the Trump administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, outside of the White House in Washington, Sept. 9, 2017. (Zach Gibson/The New York Times)
Supreme Court agrees with Trump administration, says some refugees can be barred for now
September 12, 2017 - 8:49pm
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