States That Are Recovering the Quickest From COVID-19

The U.S. is gradually recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, and states have heavily relaxed their COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.8% from its high of 14.8% in April 2020.

HCPA Announces Class of 2021 Top Ten Students

Hmong College Prep Academy recently announced the Class of 2021 Top Ten Students.

Recommendations For Hmong Funerals During COVID-19

The Minnesota Department of Health prepared these recommendations with Hmong Community Leaders and Cultural and Spiritual Leaders. The guidance is both for business owners of funeral homes and for the Hmong community about how to carry out funerals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Story Behind Obama’s Speech To The People Of Laos

As a White House speechwriter, I was fortunate to join President Obama on visits to more than 40 countries. But few trips have remained in my heart like our journey to Laos.

Summer Travel And COVID-19

Summer is just about here in Minnesota and a lot of people hope to travel. Even as we make progress with vaccinations in places like Minnesota, a lot of virus is still circulating in the United States and across the world

LISC Twin Cities Launches Developers Of Color Capacity Building Initiative

A strong field of twelve developers of color has been selected for the LISC Twin Cities inaugural Developers of Color Capacity Building Initiative.

Vice Chair Jim Vue Saint Paul Public School Board 2020-21 Recap

As an elected Saint Paul School Board member and a parent of four SPPS students, I want to start by acknowledging the enormous amount of work that our students, parents and families put forth.

Hmong College Prep Academy Selected As A Top U.S. High School By U.S. News & World Report

Hmong College Prep Academy was recently selected as one of the top high schools in the State of Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report.

Bush Foundation Selects 24 Visionary Leaders For 2021 Bush Fellowships

The Bush Foundation today announced the 2021 Bush Fellows, 24 visionary individuals who are leading transformative change in their communities. The Fellows hail from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.

Three Twin Cities Social Entrepreneurs Receive Funding To Break Down Racial And Health Disparity Barriers

The American Heart Association Social Impact Fund invests in sustainable, community-led solutions addressing health inequalities in under-resourced communities.

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The Home We Built On 46th St.

The Home We Built On 46th St.

Kia Vang, author of the new book, The Home We Built on 46th St., always knew that she needed a creative outlet to keep herself balanced at home through writing about her feelings and life experiences with a large Hmong family.

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Jazz It Up Laos

Jazz It Up Laos

Jazz has never known borders, always showing up in unexpected places at unexpected times. We are thrilled to share a special partnership this year with our friends.

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Yang Warriors

Yang Warriors

Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang delivers and inspiring tale of resourceful children confronting adversaries in the Ban Vinai refugee camp.

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Health

Recommendations For Hmong Funerals During COVID-19

Recommendations For Hmong Funerals During COVID-19

The Minnesota Department of Health prepared these recommendations with Hmong Community Leaders and Cultural and Spiritual Leaders. The guidance is both for business owners of funeral homes and for the Hmong community about how to carry out funerals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

read more
Summer Travel And COVID-19

Summer Travel And COVID-19

Summer is just about here in Minnesota and a lot of people hope to travel. Even as we make progress with vaccinations in places like Minnesota, a lot of virus is still circulating in the United States and across the world

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Business and Finance

YouTube: I’m Done!

YouTube: I’m Done!

Classic case of clickbait, did you fall for it? No, I am not quitting YouTube, but I am quitting my podcast style. Wasn’t it Jeff Bezos of Amazon who said ‘Be firm on vision but flexible on details’?

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YouTube: Thumbnails

YouTube: Thumbnails

Of course, five years ago, if you asked me ‘How are your thumbnails doing?” I would naturally reply, “Well, I don’t bite them as much because I use the nail clipper.”

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Community

Sports/Outdoors

Nation/World

MINORS ASIA – #11 In A Series  For Hmong Times – Playing At Camp

MINORS ASIA – #11 In A Series For Hmong Times – Playing At Camp

Walking through the Hmong refugee camps of Ban Vinai and Chiang Kham in the late afternoon, could be heard the cry of hungry babies, the wailing of mourners, roosters fighting, the crackling fuzzy public address system in a language few understood, hammers pounding on anvils in the blacksmith shop; different sounds down every path and around every corner.

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