St. Paul City Council Introduces Labor Standards Enforcement And Education Division In Preparation For Minimum Wage Rollout

The St. Paul City Council recently introduced an administrative ordinance in preparation for the first minimum wage increase to be effective on January 1, 2020.

Asian Minnesotan Leaders Receive Spark Leadership Fund

The Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) announced 15 Asian Minnesota leaders as the recipients of the Spark Leadership Fund and will present selected leaders with awards of $1,000 each.

The Hmong Journey Raising The Immigrant Voice In Children’s Literature

Dr. Brian V. Xiong created the Hmong Education Resources (HER) Publisher for the Hmong community in 2018 that provides services for Hmong students, writers, educators, researchers, and graphic artists.

What To Know About Applying For College Financial Aid

(StatePoint) College is expensive, and while families should focus on saving what they can, students should not forget to apply to the wealth of scholarships available nationwide.

College, Community College, Trade School – Which Is The Best Choice?

When it comes to higher education, modern students have a number of choices in pursing certifications and degrees to help them reach their future career goals. While many students choose to enroll in a traditional brick and mortar college or online college degree program, there is also the option of furthering your education through a community college or trade school.

Minnesota DNR Stocks White Bass Into Lake Phalen For Fourth Consecutive Year

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently released about 9,200 fingerling white bass into St. Paul’s Lake Phalen in hopes they will grow to catchable size and help establish a naturally reproducing population.

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

If like me, you find 48 degrees to be a nearly perfect temperature, visit the cave and beat the heat. If like me you seek a family-friendly day trip that offers something valuable for both children and adults, visit the cave.

HCPA To Host New Student Open House – School Tours to Feature Expansion Project Updates

Hmong College Prep Academy will be hosting their annual New Student Open House event on Wednesday, August 7.

Hmong Student Book Reading Series

Students involved in a Hmong class at Park Center Senior High School recently published three books. They are the first Hmong student authors ever to publish with the Hmong Education Resources Publisher, a one of a kind publisher that provides services for Hmong students, teachers, writers, educators, researchers, and graphic artists.

The Hmong Times Newspaper is a quality publication for the Hmong Community. Providing valuable information and tools to promote togetherness and give the Hmong community a forum. The Hmong Times newspaper also provides the means for businesses, schools and organizations to make a connection with the Hmong Community.

Fat Asian Girl – A Short Story

Children swarmed out the double doors like busy ants. When had the schools gotten rid of the obnoxious brass bells that rang by the drumming of a sidearm? Sometimes, life had a way of making her recall how old she was.

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The Hmong Migration

The ideas for this series came into being when I was a junior in college. I was reading “Tragic Mountain” by Jane Hamilton.

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Candle Afloat – A Short Story

One stormy night, a lonely housewife took a walk out in the fields that encircled their remote home. She was headed to their barnyard shed to obtain a few nails.

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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

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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YouTube: GEAR

You have your idea, your audience and your niche. Let’s burn some money and buy a whole bunch of stuff at Best Buy. If you have lots of money you can stop reading now, if not, continue.

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College, Community College, Trade School – Which Is The Best Choice?

When it comes to higher education, modern students have a number of choices in pursing certifications and degrees to help them reach their future career goals. While many students choose to enroll in a traditional brick and mortar college or online college degree program, there is also the option of furthering your education through a community college or trade school.

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Hmong Student Book Reading Series

Students involved in a Hmong class at Park Center Senior High School recently published three books. They are the first Hmong student authors ever to publish with the Hmong Education Resources Publisher, a one of a kind publisher that provides services for Hmong students, teachers, writers, educators, researchers, and graphic artists.

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Back-To-School Preparation

A new school year is almost here and parents are faced with financial and organizational challenges. How do you prepare your home for some of the busiest days of your lives?

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Don’t Let Your Teen Leave Home Without A Boost

Vaccines protect children from serious diseases. As they get older, teens can get diseases they already got shots for because the protection from vaccines can wear off. This is why teens need a second dose of meningococcal vaccine at age 16.

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Kick Start A Healthier New Year With HAP

We’re only one month into 2019, and if you’re anything like me, all the New Year’s resolutions you planned to start the moment the clock struck midnight are quickly fading into distant memories.

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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

If like me, you find 48 degrees to be a nearly perfect temperature, visit the cave and beat the heat. If like me you seek a family-friendly day trip that offers something valuable for both children and adults, visit the cave.

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Camping With Kids: Well Worth The Effort

When my husband and I decided to start a family, we promised ourselves that having kids wouldn’t mean abandoning our active lifestyle. We knew we’d have to make adjustments, but we also believed that children provide more reasons than ever to get outdoors.

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Collecting Hmong Refugee Stories In Minnesota And California

I have parents and grandparents who constantly remind my siblings and I how lucky we are because “back in Laos” or “when I was little” they were so poor. When we were picky about our food or didn’t finish what was on our plates, our elders would give us lectures about how they never had enough to eat.

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