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More than two decades ago Almaz Gidey fled her home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She and a brother came to the United States in 1992 as refugees. They left without telling their parents because that would have put them in danger.


The family is originally from Eritrea but the war for Eritrean independence made conditions unsafe. Gidey and her brother took flight to Kenya, then received refugee status in the United States.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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