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St. Paul Students Create PSAs To Highlight Safe Driving

Eric Zajkowski’s social studies class had a unique assignment on Thursday. The students spent their day outside on a cold parking lot in Arden Hills, which more closely resembled a Hollywood movie set. Sophomores, juniors and seniors in Zajkowski’s class at Hmong College Prep Academy in St. Paul are making public service announcement videos, and a powerful statement that can save lives.

01/09/2014

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St. Paul Gets Its First Hmong Firefighter

St. Paul, which has one of the largest concentrations of Hmong people living in the United States, is finally getting its first Hmong firefighter. Tou Lo graduates Friday from the St. Paul fire academy. He said that his career path was inspired by a documentary about New York City firefighters responding to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

01/03/2014

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Mom’s Takes On Hmong Culture For Bone Marrow Donor For Son

In many ways, Maly Lee and Mason are just like any other mother and young son. But in other ways, their relationship is very different. Maly and her husband are part parents, part caregivers for their 20-month-old, who was born with serious birth defects and other issues, all related to a rare genetic disorder called Fanconi Anemia.

12/04/2013

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Good Question: How Diverse Is Minnesota?

In the land of lutefisk and Uff-da, it appears there are fewer Sven and Oles. According to new data released by the U.S. Census, the faces of Minnesota are changing.

09/19/2013

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Authorities Seize Mislabeled Drugs From St. Paul Market

Authorities said Thursday they have seized hundreds of pounds of cyanide, steroids, opiates and other mislabeled or unlabeled drugs from more than 15 vendors at a Hmong market in St. Paul.

06/13/2013

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High School Students To Volunteer At Polling Places

St. Paul High School students are helping out with the election on Tuesday. Students from Johnson High will be serving as election judges.

11/05/2012

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McD’s Installs Corrected Hmong Billboards

McDonald’s has installed corrected billboards intended to reach out to St. Paul’s Hmong community. The company first installed the billboards last month.

09/13/2012

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Hmong-American Delegate To DNC Lives American Dream

One of Minnesota’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention has a unique status, and a classic American story to tell. Kaying Thao of Roseville is the nation’s only Hmong-American delegate.

09/06/2012

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McD’s Apologizes Over Hmong Billboards

Though the company says it intended to create a special message for its Hmong customers, McDonald’s is now apologizing for two new billboards in St. Paul.

09/05/2012

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McD’s Hmong Billboard Isn’t Quite Perfect

Members of St. Paul’s Hmong community say the new McDonald’s billboard in their language may have been an example of intentions trumping execution.

09/04/2012

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Census: Minnesota Hmong Population Up 46 Percent

The Hmong population in Minnesota kept growing and expanding outside the Twin Cities during the 2000s, according to new census figures, which demographers say could be a preview for how newer immigrant groups will continue to change the face of the state.

07/14/2011

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A Guide To Hmong Village

If you are looking for a place to enjoy a day and don’t want to be outdoors, there’s a place for you in the heart of St. Paul: Hmong Village.

06/05/2011

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Hmong Convention In Mpls Grabs White House Attention

The White House wants to know more about Minnesota’s Hmong population – a group that is growing at nearly twice as fast as similar populations across the country.

04/23/2011

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Rally Outside KDWB Over Hmong Parody Song

A rally was held outside the studios of a popular morning radio show in the Twin Cities Friday morning.

04/15/2011

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Good Question: When Is A Joke Really Offensive?

It’s hard to make a joke and not offend someone. Make fun of dog, dog owners are upset. Make fun of Catholics, Catholics are offended. Make a joke about race, look out.

04/01/2011

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