From Wikipedia: History of the Somalis in Minneapolis–Saint Paul: The Somali people are a major ethnic group in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul (Twin Cities) urban area. As of 2013, there were around 25,000 Somalis in Minnesota. Ethnic Somalis first emigrated to the Twin Cities as voluntary migrants in the 1980s and earlier…Other Somalis arrived in the United States after the start of the civil war in Somalia during the early 1990s, or from other parts of Greater Somalia. Somalis in Minnesota have established many community enterprises. Minneapolis in particular hosts hundreds of Somali-owned and operated commercial ventures.