A Singer, Her Family, And Bomb Filled Skies

My mother, Vilayvanh Bounnaphol was an accomplished and well-known artist for her enduring and beautiful songs: Nok Santiphap, Dan Hang Itsala, Champa Muang Lao, Sai Lom Yen, Bun Khun Pak, and Thong Na Sang.

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.

It Is Our Time To Take A Seat At the Table

Our people, culture, values, and traditions to this day remain a mystery to the American people. It is time the American people learn who we are, what our people have done and our love for this great country we now call home.

Summer Money Tips for Kids

Remembering those first few paychecks you received for a summer job, babysitting gigs, or an allowance from your parents brings back the nostalgia of simpler times. Fast-forward to today, and your kids are probably going through a very similar moment in time.

Bush Foundation Selects 24 Extraordinary Leaders For 2022 Bush Fellowships

The Bush Foundation recently announced the 2022 Bush Fellows, a group of individuals whose remarkable vision and drive are transforming communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.

New Book Published – Hmong Reverse Applique: Cultural Meaning And Significance

This new book provides a groundbreaking exploration of the historical significance of Hmong reverse appliqué and circumstances that led to the development of this unique textile art form.

Walker Art Center Presents Pao Houa Her: Paj Quam Ntuj / Flowers Of The Sky, Featuring A New Body Of Work

Pao Houa Her (US, b. Laos, 1982) is known for her powerful photographs focusing on the Hmong diaspora in the United States and Laos, exploring themes of migration, displacement, and social and ecological resilience.

Lao Family Community of Minnesota, Inc.’s Future Mission

The Lao Family Community of Minnesota, Inc. announces the plans for a new building project. ALL are invited to come to the public meeting on August 13, 2022 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Lao Family Community, Inc. building

The Hmong International Freedom Festival Excitement Grows

The Hmong International Freedom Festival is approaching fast, and everyone is excited about attending this monumental event which had a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Final Notice And Public Explanation Of A Proposed Activity In Wetlands

This is to give notice that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the wetland will have on the human environment.

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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St. Paul City School Breaks Ground

St. Paul City School Breaks Ground

Education Minnesota President Denise Specht called on state and school leaders to “be bold” in their plans to vaccinate all school-age children against COVID-19 after an U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA advisory panel endorsed the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old. 

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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 Singer, Her Family, And Bomb Filled Skies

A Singer, Her Family, And Bomb Filled Skies

My mother, Vilayvanh Bounnaphol was an accomplished and well-known artist for her enduring and beautiful songs: Nok Santiphap, Dan Hang Itsala, Champa Muang Lao, Sai Lom Yen, Bun Khun Pak, and Thong Na Sang.

read more
It Is Our Time To Take A Seat At the Table

It Is Our Time To Take A Seat At the Table

Our people, culture, values, and traditions to this day remain a mystery to the American people. It is time the American people learn who we are, what our people have done and our love for this great country we now call home.

read more
Summer Money Tips for Kids

Summer Money Tips for Kids

Remembering those first few paychecks you received for a summer job, babysitting gigs, or an allowance from your parents brings back the nostalgia of simpler times. Fast-forward to today, and your kids are probably going through a very similar moment in time.

read more

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.

read more
Introducing Afton State Park Staff: Linda Radimecky

Introducing Afton State Park Staff: Linda Radimecky

When you visit a state park or trail, you may encounter an employee wearing a light-colored uniform. What does that uniform signify? Afton State Park assistant supervisor Linda Radimecky says that to some park visitors, the uniform signifies law enforcement.

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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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