2017 The Year In Review

2017 was a very eventful year for the Hmong community locally, nationally and internationally. The Hmong Times takes a look back at some of the top stories of 2017.

Mai Neng Moua, Law That Speaks Your Language

The motto of the Mai N. Moua Law Office has been, “Law That Speaks Your Language.” The law firm of Moua and Shuly Her has “over 20 years of combined experience in the areas of criminal, immigration, and personal injury law.

Sophia Vuelo Named Ramsey County District Court Judge

Nearly a decade ago Asian American Press interviewed an up and coming attorney, Sophia Vuelo, who at that time had been practicing law in the public sector for over a decade and was starting her own law firm, Vuelo Law Firm.


On August 11, 1992, the Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota registered with the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office as a non-profit organization. Over the past 25 years, the Hmong Cultural Center has served the Hmong and non-Hmong community with several important programs to promote education about Hmong culture and history and facilitate the adaptation of Hmong in American Society.

Declaration Of Hmong International New Year’s Day Celebrations

In Laos, by tradition, the Hmong celebrated their New Year celebrations for generations in either November or December each year based on the lunar calendar. The salience of the cultural celebrations is the time, when most important rituals are performed in remembrance of the ancestors.