State Opens Saliva Testing Location At Roy Wilkins Auditorium In St. Paul Site Offer Free Saliva Tests To Anyone Who Needs It

The State of Minnesota announced it opened a saliva testing site on Friday at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, adjacent to Saint Paul RiverCentre.

Tribute To The Hmong American New Year At The Minnesota State Fair Grounds

Winter in Falcon Heights, Minnesota will not be the same this year as the 22nd annual Hmong New Year festival at Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fair Grounds is called off due to COVID-19.

What Are The Responsibilities Of Our Elected Officials?

As the November elections approach, we wondered if our readers know exactly what each of our state’s elected officials are responsible for in the roles that they are campaigning for.

Hmong Times Election Day Voting Q & A

To help make Election Day as seamless as possible for you, we’ve rounded up some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the more practical side of voting in this election.

Don’t Miss The Show On These Minnesota State Forest Fall Color Drives

Minnesota’s state forests offer scenic drives and 4.2 million acres showcasing one of the biggest nature shows each year – the fall color display.

Trumpeting Success, Swans Make Comeback

Weighing 25 to 30 pounds, with a wingspan up to eight feet long, trumpeter swans are Minnesota’s largest native birds — big, fluffy and white, a picture of majesty and grace.

Minnesota’s Celebrated Chefs Share Healthy, Comforting Recipes To Ease COVID Cooking “Hungry for Hope” digital cookbook features 24 nourishing and simple recipes to promote community well-being during the pandemic.

Minnesota’s Celebrated Chefs Share Healthy, Comforting Recipes To Ease COVID Cooking “Hungry for Hope” digital cookbook features 24 nourishing and simple recipes to promote...

The Friend And The Girl

The girl’s belly flipped as her phone dinged audibly from her left jean pocket. Shucks. How could she have left it on? The girl could have sworn that she’d silenced it.

Hmong College Prep Academy To Expand Campus Construction To Begin In November

The expansion, the fifth in the school’s history, will feature a new middle school building, updates to the existing site and new play area for all students.

SNAP Outreach Program At Hmong American Partnership

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach Program has been a part of HAP since 2017. SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps or Food Support, or in the Hmong community often known as nyiaj muas noj, is a federal program that provides benefits to supplement the food budget of eligible households.

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HCPA Adapts To Meet COVID-19 Challenges

HCPA Adapts To Meet COVID-19 Challenges

Though the COVID 19 pandemic has created many challenges, Hmong College Prep Academy teachers, athletic coaches and administrators have continued to present activities that enhance their students’ school experience.

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The Parents And The Girl

The Parents And The Girl

Winter settled on the girl’s palm as she turned the perfectly egg-shaped brass doorknob ever so gently. The subtle hairs on her forearms rose like spikes as a waft of cooked brown rice raped her nostrils.

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The Friend And The Girl

The Friend And The Girl

The girl’s belly flipped as her phone dinged audibly from her left jean pocket. Shucks. How could she have left it on? The girl could have sworn that she’d silenced it.

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The Woman And The Girl – Chapter 1

The Woman And The Girl – Chapter 1

“How was my day?” answered the woman with an elongated sigh. “My day was… good.” She tiptoed, lifted her hip, and planted her bottom firmly on the wheeled office chair, hands grasping at both armrests to maintain balance.

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Health

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

Resilience Fund Grant To Hmong Cultural Center

Resilience Fund Grant To Hmong Cultural Center

The Hmong Cultural Center is excited to announce that it was selected by Arts Midwest as one of 30 organizations in the Midwestern United States to receive financial support to catalyze recovery and build resilience for arts and cultural organizations facing disruption and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sports/Outdoors

It’s Time For Fall

It’s Time For Fall

Minnesota’s seasons can change quickly. It often seems that just when you get settled into a summer routine, summer ends. That was doubly true this year.

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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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