The Tree Protector

Yes, in answer to that age-old question, when a tree falls in the forest, it makes a sound.

The Bird Song – A Retelling Of A Hmong Folktale – Part 2

The king lifted his hand and the ballroom silenced at once. “What is your talent, sir?” asked the king to the beggar. The beggar’s eyes searched the stage.

MINORS ASIA – 5th In A Series For Hmong Times

In this installment we are taking a look at the general layout of the refugee camp Ban Vinai, through which passed most Hmong people who came to the U.S.

Winter Home Ready Tips

Winterizing your home can save you cash and make your winter considerably more comfortable and relaxing. Make sure your home is ready for another Midwest winter with the following tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

DNR Issues Ice Warning For Aerated Lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued its annual ice safety warning for lakes with winter aeration systems. 

Minors Asia – 4th In A Series Hmong Times

As we interview for our book and exhibition projects those who made the often perilous journey from Laos to seek refuge in Thailand in the decades after 1975, we hear stories that reflect the suffering, the shock and grief of separation or loss of family members, the pervasive fear, and the tremendous confusion that came with their escapes.

HAP Announces The Grand Opening Of HAP Academy OIC The First Of Its Kind In Minnesota

Hmong American Partnership (HAP) hosted the grand opening of its newly renovated HAP Academy OIC Employment Training Center at 240 Plato Boulevard East, in St. Paul, on November 12.

Five Organizations Win 2019 Bush Prize for Community Innovation

The Bush Foundation today awarded the 2019 Bush Prize for Community Innovation to five organizations with a track record of successful problem solving in their communities.

Hmong American Nonprofit Creates Pathways To Construction Careers For St. Paul Hmong Community

ACTx Construction Training Program offers construction training, industry certification and placement in good paying union jobs, and future opportunities in construction business ownership.

St. Paul Federation Of Educators Focuses On Student Mental Health In Contract Negotiations, Shares Stories About Its Toll On Our Community

St. Paul educators are sharing their perspectives on the growing mental health crisis among Minnesota’s students, which was documented with the release of the Minnesota Student Survey results.

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MCTLC Announces 2019 World Language Teacher Of The Year

MCTLC Announces 2019 World Language Teacher Of The Year

The Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC) is pleased to announce its 2019 World Language Teacher of the Year has been awarded to Pang Yang, a Hmong language and literacy teacher from Park Center High School in Osseo, Minnesota.

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Tatoo – A Short Story

Tatoo – A Short Story

It was already 7:30 in the morning. Her parents were usually up by now. Gao reluctantly ended the call. A warm stream of heated air rode up her leg, warming her calves nicely.

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Take A Walk And Enjoy Nature

Take A Walk And Enjoy Nature

Nature is performed outdoors as a “walking play.”  A professional ensemble of actors takes the audience on a journey through the natural environment as scenes unfold around them.

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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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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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YouTube: GEAR

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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Winter Home Ready Tips

Winter Home Ready Tips

Winterizing your home can save you cash and make your winter considerably more comfortable and relaxing. Make sure your home is ready for another Midwest winter with the following tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

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Minors Asia – 4th In A Series Hmong Times

Minors Asia – 4th In A Series Hmong Times

As we interview for our book and exhibition projects those who made the often perilous journey from Laos to seek refuge in Thailand in the decades after 1975, we hear stories that reflect the suffering, the shock and grief of separation or loss of family members, the pervasive fear, and the tremendous confusion that came with their escapes.

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Scenes From New Year At Ban Vinai

Scenes From New Year At Ban Vinai

Photos here are from the New Year celebrations at the main Hmong refugee camp, Ban Vinai, in Loei province of northern Thailand. Most pictures were taken between 1980-1988.

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Collecting Hmong Refugee Stories In Minnesota And California

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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