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.

Pandemic Response Resources For Nonprofits – How The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Is Responding To COVID-19

The following resources for nonprofits are here for you to efficiently get information on the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation’s response, additional funding opportunities and other community resources that have emerged in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newly Unemployed? Understanding Your Health Insurance Options

(StatePoint) With millions of people nationwide filing for unemployment since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and families across the country are suddenly finding themselves without health insurance at a precarious time.

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.

Library Journal Names Pang Yang, Arlington Hills Branch Manager, 2020 Mover & Shaker

Saint Paul Public Library is proud to announce that Pang Yang, Branch Manager at Arlington Hills Library, has been named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.  

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.

MINORS ASIA – #14 In A Series For Hmong Times – Fire In Ban Vinai

Sleep in the Hmong refugee camp Ban Vinai was often interrupted by distant wailing and weeping that slowly seemed to get gradually closer and louder. Then one could hear murmurs of a crowd gathering in the dark.

Bringing Them Back – State DNR Conservation And Protection Measures Strive To Increase Bird Population

Birds aren’t doing too well in North America. A 2019 study from the publication “Science” shows a decline in the bird population of three billion since 1970, “with steep declines in every habitat.”

Organizational Culture Of A High-Quality Charter School: An Interview With The Instructional And Administrative Support Team

The current pandemic has helped many of us better understand what public schools provide for our children as we are faced with homeschooling our children. In recent publications, a public charter school in the Twin Cities, Noble Academy, has been featured.

Free Job Training Prepares Minnesota Asians For Construction Careers

Kit Phraviseth was looking to build a life-long career with good pay and benefits. “I was interested in learning and gaining knowledge for a career,” Phraviseth said.

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.
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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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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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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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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