Why The Turtle Crosses The Road

Want to help preserve one of the coolest parts of Minnesota’s natural history, something that pre-dates dinosaurs but still can be found all across the state?

Hmong College Prep Academy Hosts Fourteenth Senior Graduation Ceremony

Class Of 2020 Reports Over $1.2 Million In College Grants And Scholarships

COMMUNITY ACTION HEAD START SETS UP FOOD DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

AGENCY IS PROVIDING MORE THAN 3,000 MEALS TO ENROLLED FAMILIES EACH WEEK

Bush Foundation Selects 24 Visionary Leaders For 2020 Bush Fellowships

The Bush Foundation today announced the selection of its 2020 Bush Fellows, a group of 24 visionary leaders who are thinking big about how to solve problems and shape a better future for their communities.

The Reality Of This Pandemic

During this deadly pandemic, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been praised over and over for its quick work in “defeating” the coronavirus.
In March, many news networks were quick to applaud the CCP for containing the virus and putting the correct measures in getting rid of Covid-19.

Proud Scholars Share What Learning Is Like In A High-Quality School

As schools and children continue with distance learning during the pandemic, we continue with our quest to highlight high-quality schools as a way of honoring what schools provide for children. In recent publications, a public charter school in the Twin Cities, Noble Academy/Nompeng Academy, has been featured.

Hmong College Prep Academy’s Robotics Team Continues Growth

“This year, we had almost all completely new members for our FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team. In total, we had 25 students spread across five teams that included business, drive, coding, mechanical and electrical,” stated business team coach Ryan Lester.

Council On Asian Pacific Minnesotans

Dear members of our Asian Pacific community,
This is a very painful time for our communities, our state, and our country.

The U.S. Census And The Importance Of Being Counted

During this difficult time, many people are looking for ways to help. Perhaps one of these easiest ways to impact our community right now is to complete the 2020 census.

Help Your Employees Green Their Exercise Routine

The purpose of Health@Work’s monthly E-tips is to help you (the wellness coordinator) promote better health at your workplace.

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.
Proud Scholars Share What Learning Is Like In A High-Quality School

Proud Scholars Share What Learning Is Like In A High-Quality School

As schools and children continue with distance learning during the pandemic, we continue with our quest to highlight high-quality schools as a way of honoring what schools provide for children. In recent publications, a public charter school in the Twin Cities, Noble Academy/Nompeng Academy, has been featured.

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Rethinking Screen Time For Kids

Rethinking Screen Time For Kids

(StatePoint) As families try to establish a new normal, balancing screen time for kids has become not only especially challenging, but more important than ever.

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A New Journey

A New Journey

Many Hmong Americans can trace their families back to refugee camps and farming villages. They remember and were told stories about a time when walking to the nearest school took hours, and only a few boys had the privilege of receiving basic education in Laos and Thailand.

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Black Ice – A Novella  Chapter 9

Black Ice – A Novella Chapter 9

Funeral drums rumbled at the front of the crowd. A wedge of wood held the double doors wide open, as if welcoming spirits of all sort. Incoming was a trail of people, couples carrying Kawm (hmong backpack) on their backs, women and men wailed loudly like agitated children.

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Black Ice – A Novella  Chapter 8

Black Ice – A Novella Chapter 8

Niam Yim Leej
Snow didn’t know to fall on the refugee campground. That was the only home she’d ever known. Though she and her husband Yim Leej had settled their little family in Minnesota one fateful winter of year 1986.

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Black Ice – A Novella  Chapter 7

Black Ice – A Novella Chapter 7

A moment in time, Peng was driving from school. Farming was the worst thing on his mind. He hated the thought of farming. It actually made him sick. Sometimes, he even needed to lay down when he thought too much about farming.

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Health

Don’t Let Your Teen Leave Home Without A Boost

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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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

The Reality Of This Pandemic

The Reality Of This Pandemic

During this deadly pandemic, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been praised over and over for its quick work in “defeating” the coronavirus.
In March, many news networks were quick to applaud the CCP for containing the virus and putting the correct measures in getting rid of Covid-19.

read more

Sports/Outdoors

Why The Turtle Crosses The Road

Why The Turtle Crosses The Road

Want to help preserve one of the coolest parts of Minnesota’s natural history, something that pre-dates dinosaurs but still can be found all across the state?

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How Wildlife Handles Winter

How Wildlife Handles Winter

To many Minnesotans at this time of year, Winter can start to feel a little like a long road trip to Spring – are we there yet? As mammals, we humans seem to keep having to fight off the urge to slumber the winter away, to hibernate like a bat in a cave until April.

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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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MINORS ASIA – #10 In A Series For Hmong Times Children At Work

MINORS ASIA – #10 In A Series For Hmong Times Children At Work

Wandering the winding footpaths and dirt roads in the Hmong refugee camps in northern Thailand decades ago, one encountered men and women busily going about their daily tasks, as we saw in the last installment of this series*. Another level of work activity was just as evident in camp, the everyday chores of children.

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