Hussein Samatar, civil-war refugee and 1st Somali elected to Minn. public office, dies at 45

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: August 26, 2013 - 4:10 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Hussein Samatar, a Minneapolis school board member and the first Somali elected to public office in Minnesota, has died of complications from leukemia. He was 45.

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