It’s a special weekend for Minnesota’s Hmong community. Friday is the beginning of a three-day Hmong New Year event at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Organizers say they expect about 20-000 – 30,000 people Friday, but many more during the rest of the weekend.
Miss the Rally? Don’t worry. You can watch the entire show here.
Go to a high school badminton match in Minnesota, and you’ll notice a fast pace, a high level of skill, and intense competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Paul High School students are helping out with the election on Tuesday. Students from Johnson High will be serving as election judges.
McDonald’s has installed corrected billboards intended to reach out to St. Paul’s Hmong community. The company first installed the billboards last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.