Taking Steps Toward Homeownership

Buying a home may not be as out of reach as you think… even in this market

MNsure Awards Over $4.2 Million To Navigators Reaching Underinsured Communities In Minnesota

New grants increase access to health coverage for Minnesotans. Today, MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace, announced over $4.2 million in grant awards to 22 organizations to support increased outreach and enrollment help in communities across the state.

Get Help Paying Citizenship Costs: New American Loan Program For Twin Cities’ Residents Is Being Featured At Free Naturalization Resource Fairs

To assist immigrant residents with their naturalization process, the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis are offering Naturalization Orientation and Resource Fairs and was featured at no cost to participants.

Partners: USDA Climate-Smart Grant Opens Opportunities To Build On Farmers’ Success

The partners in a new broad climate-smart initiative recently touted the potential of the project to greatly expand farmer-led conservation practices and business opportunities.  

A Bomb Crater As Big As Our House

“If civilians often bear the brunt of wartime violence, the question of higher responsibility hangs over the heads of the state and military as well as the domestic audiences who hold them accountable.”

17 Affordable Townhomes Coming to Harrison Neighborhood in Minneapolis

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is honored to partner with City of Lakes Community Land Trust to develop 17 townhomes in the Harrison neighborhood now through 2023.

Past, Present, And Future – A Tale Of War, Dislocation, And Hope

“We didn’t have time to listen closely to our collective stories, and they didn’t teach this part of the history in schools, so it never fully registered to our Southeast Asian communities on what the Secret War was and how our people were impacted.”

Back-To-School Homework: A New Season Of Safety

How Parents Can Keep Their Students Safe At School

Minnesota Ranks 3rd in Child Well-Being But Differences Across Children And Impacts Of The Pandemic Remain

Data across 50 states show 7.3 million kids with anxiety or depression, as effects of coronavirus crisis linger, Annie E. Casey Foundation finds Minnesota ranks third in child well-being, according to the 2022 KIDS COUNT® Data Book.

State Fair DNR Building a Beehive of Activity in Days Leading to Re-opening

During the two-year COVID pause, the Minnesota State Fair Department of Natural Resource building at the southwest corner of Carnes Ave. and Nelson St. remained closed. This year for the August 25 – September 5, 2022 run of the fair, the building will be open.

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.

Preparing Your Student For College Entrance Exams

Preparing Your Student For College Entrance Exams

Love them or hate them, college entrance exams are unavoidable for most college-bound students. While every university has their own specific formula for evaluating prospective students, most schools do require that applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores.

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My Love, My Life: Mov Kua Dlis Rua Kuv Me Nplooj Sab

My Love, My Life: Mov Kua Dlis Rua Kuv Me Nplooj Sab

Hmong Educational Resources (HER) Publisher believes in the power of education and the impact of stories. We’re pleased to publish this new book, “My Love, My Life: Mov Kua Dlis Rua Kuv Me Nplooj Sab,” written by Hmong teacher, Ms. Pang Yang, and her Hmong students at Park Center Senior High School.

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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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Health

About Long COVID

About Long COVID

Post-COVID conditions are health problems that people experience four or more weeks after being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Business and Finance

Why Your Business Needs To Be Certified As A Diverse Supplier

Why Your Business Needs To Be Certified As A Diverse Supplier

Supplier diversity is a crucial part of an organization’s success. It’s a way for companies to promote innovation, cultivate networking, boost hiring, and perhaps most important of all, a way for companies to experience the many benefits of diversity while taking steps to close the racial equity gap.

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Community

A Bomb Crater As Big As Our House

A Bomb Crater As Big As Our House

“If civilians often bear the brunt of wartime violence, the question of higher responsibility hangs over the heads of the state and military as well as the domestic audiences who hold them accountable.”

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Sports/Outdoors

Society Renames Gypsy Moth To Spongy Moth

Society Renames Gypsy Moth To Spongy Moth

Last summer, the Entomological Society of America (ESA) with a recommendation from its Better Common Names Committee dropped using the common name “gypsy moth” for the invasive insect accidentally introduced to the Boston area in 1869 by a French researcher.

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Nation/World

Addressing Agent Orange In Laos

Addressing Agent Orange In Laos

While investigating the impacts of Agent Orange in the A Loui Valley in Vietnam back in the early 2000s, I would always look across the valley towards Laos and wonder what the impacts of Agent Orange were on the other side of the border. 

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A Homecoming To Remember

A Homecoming To Remember

It’s been my ritual to order a Beerlao as the plane approaches Laos. Over the years, it is always the same sense of joy, excitement, and sadness all in one feeling.

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