Speaking in Minneapolis, Somali president promises a new era

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Green Bay, WI

#1 Jan 19, 2013
"Building a bridge" means all these Spearchuckers can start walking back.

"It's like Independence Day," said Dahir Hassan, a Minneapolis South High School teacher, referring to Somalia's independence from Italy and England in 1960. "He's bringing Somalis and Americans together. We need to build a bridge between the two countries."

Minnesota has an estimated 70,000 immigrants from Somalia, believed to be the largest concentration in the country and possibly North America.
"American boys and girls in uniform have sacrificed their lives to save Somali lives," he said.

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