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home : community Sunday, June 25, 2017

Hmong Veterans Parade On The Eastside Of St. Paul
Photo Courtesy Star Tribune
On July 22nd roughly 200 Hmong, Cambodian and Lao veterans gathered at the Hayden Heights Recreation Center at 1965 Hoyt Avenue in St. Paul for a parade to honor their service that ended at the General Vang Pao Community Center at 1600 White Bear Avenue.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My Story Of Being Hmong In America
Growing up as a Hmong person in America is not easy. The traditions of our Hmong culture always clash with the ways of the American culture.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Dai Thao Campaign Under Investigation
MPR reported recently that "that the election campaign of a St. Paul City Council member may have solicited an improper campaign contribution from a lobbyist"
Monday, June 5, 2017
Solidarity MN Unites Philanthropy In Effort To Support Urgent Needs Facing Minnesota Immigrants And Refugees
Minnesota foundations collaborate to provide immediate support through flexible grants.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Hmong Cultural Center To Expand Adult Basic Education Program
In addition to its long-running cultural programming, the Hmong Cultural Center has offered English as a Second Language and Citizenship classes for years.
Monday, May 8, 2017
HMONG VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER Parking Expansion
Hmong Village, Inc. finally acquired additional land from the City of St. Paul's Parks and Recreation Department to develop 98 additional parking stalls to its existing 364 stalls.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Global Hmong Women's Summit 2016
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Dai Thao Launches Mayoral Campaign
"I feel my whole life has been about fighting for the little people. My life experiences have prepared me."
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Hmong Eagle Scout Selected To Give Report To The Nation
Adam Vang Represents The Boy Scouts Of America In Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Elderly Woman Attacked By Police Dog In Her Own Backyard
It was early in the morning on Sunday February 5th when Choua Xiong, 83, went to retrieve something from her shed. There was no light in the shed so she took a flashlight.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Hmong Museum Features Writer, Kao Kalia Yang And Song Poet Bee Yang In The Hmong Chronicles Series
Hmong Museum's third Hmong Chronicles event features award winning author, Kao Kalia Yang and her father a song poet, Bee Yang at the Arlington Hills Library
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
HealthEast Foundation Funds Launch Of Programs To Improve Healthy Food And Mental Health Resources On St. Paul's East Side
The launch of two new pilot programs to support healthy eating and mental well-being on St. Paul's East Side are being fully funded by the HealthEast Foundation.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Hmong Studies Journal Launches New Issue
The Hmong Studies Journal started in 1996 as the brain child of Robin Vue- Benson (now a lawyer) and Anne Frank of the University of California Irvine (now retired).
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Seng Xiong Found Guilty
The trial of Seng Xiong is over. In a trial that rocked the Hmong Community and lasted over two weeks, it took the jury just two hours to find Xiong guilty.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Letters to the Editor
Concerned citizens send their letters in to the Hmong Times Editor. See what they are talking about.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Dai Thao Runs For St. Paul Mayor
Dai Thao has been a fixture in Twin Cities politics from his days as a community organizer working on issues that effect the community he loves, to working on campaigns to running his own.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Dai Thao One Of Twin Cities Business Magazine's Top 100
Each year Twin Cities Business Magazine names its top 100 Emerging Leaders in the community.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
2016 The Year In Review
2016 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 2016.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Shop With A Cop
Sixteen years ago Arnie Curiel, a resident of the Frogtown area of St. Paul, approached the police chief at the time saying, "We should do something to improve relations in the area."
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Settlement In Lao Family Dispute
Just before the Hmong New Year Celebration began, the Lao Family Foundation Board of Trustees announced that a settlement had been reached with the Board of Directors.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Yuepheng Vang - Student and Soldier
Two factors have contributed to 19-year-old Yuepheng Vang's accelerated track to professionalism and adulthood.
Friday, December 16, 2016
2017 Hmong New Year - Unity, Happiness and Love
Within the month of November, Thanksgiving was not the only traditional holiday that was celebrated with grateful words, socializing, and enjoying a delicious turkey, but one of the biggest events of the year was also held within the Hmong community known as the Minnesota Hmong New Year Festival.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Hmong Pioneers
St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) is a community media center. David Zierott, Producer for SPNN said, "We handle access, we give the public access to equipment and we do production in the community."
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Susan Pha Sworn In To Brooklyn Park City Council
On the election of November 8th residents of Brooklyn Park turned out to support Susan Pha and select her for their new representative of the western district on the Brooklyn Park City Council.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The Anti-Poverty Soldier - Childhood Poverty And The 'Word Gap'
Soon after President Lyndon Johnson declared America's unconditional "War on Poverty" in January 1964, a new wave of poverty-related literature emerged.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Interracial Dating Within The Hmong Community
Today in America we have the freedom of marrying whomever we want to marry, but this was not the case years ago.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Dylan Yang Is Sentenced To 13 Years
The 2015 case of Dylan Yang in Wausau, WI has received much attention in the Hmong community, but very little in national news.
Monday, November 21, 2016
First Annual Senator Foung Hawj East Side Cookout
On October 6, Senator Foung Hawj welcomed special guest, Governor Mark Dayton to the historic East Side neighborhoods of Swede Hollow, Dayton Bluff and Railroad Island.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Hmong Women Write Now Retreat
For the second time Hnub Tshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together is presenting a writing workshop designed for Hmong women. The first conference was held in 2011.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
HMONG CULTURAL CENTER EXHIBIT CENTER OPEN HOUSE
On September 29, 2016, Hmong Cultural Center invited the community to visit its expanded exhibits center on University Avenue in St. Paul at an open house.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
East Metro Leaders Hold Seminar On Protecting Metro Youth Online
Law enforcement, prosecutors, community and families all share prevention responsibilities.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
HMONG CULTURAL CENTER OFFERS FREE CITIZENSHIP CLASSES TO THE COMMUNITY
Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen has many benefits - citizens can vote and run for public office, obtain a U.S. passport, sponsor family members to come to the U.S. and hold certain jobs reserved for citizens.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Brown Bag Lunch Series Launches At St. Kate's
On Friday, September 16, the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women at the University of St. Catherine was filled to overflowing.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Brooklyn Park Community Activism
While a large portion of the Twin Cities Hmong population still lives in St. Paul and Minneapolis, an ever growing number of the community is moving to outlying suburbs.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
America's Stateless People: How Immigration Gaps Create Poverty - Part 2 of 2
In the current political climate, it is unlikely Congress would include help for Hmong refugees who lost their green cards in a broad immigration reform bill.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Hmong Cultural Center Exhibits Open House And Tours Coming This September!
St. Paul is the nation's Hmong Capital, known for such sites as Hmong Village and HmongTown Marketplace.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Wilder Foundation Announces New Vice Presidents Of Wilder Programs
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is proud to announce Nona Ferguson and Dr. Pahoua Yang have been promoted to serve as Vice Presidents of Wilder Programs.
Monday, September 12, 2016
AARP Honors 50 Minnesotans Over 50 - Cannon Falls' Bee Yang Recognized As A 50 Plus Leader
AARP Minnesota and Pollen unveiled the first ever Minnesota 50 Over 50 list this week.
Monday, September 12, 2016
What We Now Know About the "Hmong Tebchaws" Fraud Scam?
The Hmong community now knows there is little, if any, validity to the claim of Seng Xiong, 48, finding a country or "Hmong Tebchaws" (translated to Hmong Country) for the Hmong people.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Farm Truck Rules Change For St. Paul
If you are an urban farmer living in St. Paul, it was illegal for you to park your farm truck in a residential area.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Press Release In Response To Brad Karger, Marathon County Administrator, Suspension
STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF PETITION TO RECONSIDER AND REPEAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
Monday, August 15, 2016
Investigation Continues Into Deaths Of Zoua Vang And Tou Chang Xiong
In a statement released by the St. Paul Police department regarding the June 1st deaths of Zoua Vang, 27 (Osseo, WI) and Tou Chang Xiong, 24 (LaCrosse, WI), the deaths were ruled suicides by the medical examiner.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Teb Chaws Vam Meej - The Land of Promise
Minnesota has embraced its Hmong population with a variety of commemorative events open to the public and a number of restaurants serving traditional Hmong cuisine.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Press Release In Response To Brad Karger, Marathon County Administrator, Suspension
STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF PETITION TO RECONSIDER AND REPEAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
Monday, August 15, 2016
Cambodian Museum Honors 2,500 Years Of History
Saturday, June 25th over 100 people gathered at 1404 Concordia Avenue in St. Paul for the opening celebration of the Khmer (Cambodian) Legacy Museum.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Asian American Leaders Applaud Minnesota Legislature And Governor Dayton For Making Historic Investments In Education and Economics
The 2016 Legislative Session ends with renewed hope as Governor Mark Dayton signs the Supplemental Budget Bill, which includes provisions that respond to the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) top priorities in education and economic development.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Minnesota Historical Society Earns Top National Award for 'Peb Yog Hmoob - We Are Hmong Minnesota'
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has selected MNHS as a 2016 History in Progress (HIP) Award winner for the project "Peb Yog Hmoob - We Are Hmong Minnesota."
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Susan Pha Runs For Brooklyn Park City Council
Susan Pha decided to run for a spot on the Brooklyn Park City Council this fall after reading an article about local students visiting the council as a job shadowing experience.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Community Campaigns For Traffic Light
If you have visited the Hmong Village on Johnson Parkway in St. Paul you probably know that parking is at a premium.
Monday, July 11, 2016
National Delegate, Nelsie Yang
At 21 Nelsie Yang has not been old enough to vote for long. In fact at the last Presidential election she was not able to vote.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Hundreds March To Draw Attention To Racial Inequity And The Life Of Dylan Yang
On Tuesday, May 31st, five full buses traveled from the Twin Cities to Wausau, WI. They joined hundreds of other community activists from around the country.
Monday, July 11, 2016

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