WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (March 7)Cars, hockey, dresses and the ultimate list of quintessential dishes of Minnesota's top restaurants Here are the links to everything Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak covered during their action-packed packed hour.
Thousands Flock To St. Paul’s Hmong New YearIt'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.
ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For May 9, 2014Miss the Rally? Don't worry. You can watch the entire show here.
A Cultural Connection With Badminton Go to a high school badminton match in Minnesota, and you'll notice a fast pace, a high level of skill, and intense competition.
St. Paul Students Create PSAs To Highlight Safe DrivingEric 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 Gets Its First Hmong FirefighterSt. 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.
Mom's Takes On Hmong Culture For Bone Marrow Donor For SonIn 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.
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.