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The Hmong Times Community sections provides our readers with an in depth view of the people and events within the Hmong Community in Minnesota and nationally. Here you can read articles that cover the Hmong Community life. We highlight the people that make a difference and the events that bring our community together.

Home Weatherization 101: Tips for a Comfortable Home

Home Weatherization 101: Tips for a Comfortable Home

(StatePoint) Do seasonal temperatures sometimes leave you frustrated with your home’s lack of insulation? Staying comfortable indoors is a top priority for most people, and luckily, it’s easy to ensure your home is an optimal temperature.

HMONG CULTURAL CENTER CAN HELP YOU GET YOUR U.S. CITIZENSHIP!

HMONG CULTURAL CENTER CAN HELP YOU GET YOUR U.S. CITIZENSHIP!

Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen has many benefits – citizens can vote and run for public office, obtain a U.S. passport, sponsor family members to come to the U.S. and hold certain jobs reserved for citizens such as federal government jobs.

Hmong Stories Introduction

Hmong Stories Introduction

This issue of the Hmong Times begins a series of images and recollections of those who came out of Laos and made their way to Minnesota and around the U.S., in an effort to preserve that history and to reestablish the unique bond between the oldest and youngest generations.

Fall Fireworks, And What Causes Them

Fall Fireworks, And What Causes Them

July may get all the glory for its patriotic displays of fireworks, but when it comes to a true explosion of colors, it’s tough to beat the show put on each year by September and October.

Bo Thao-Urabe. CAAL Executive and Network Director

Bo Thao-Urabe. CAAL Executive and Network Director

Bo Thao-Urabe, CAAL’s executive and network director, for years has been a thought leader in the Hmong and Asian Pacific American community. She co-founded CAAL in 2013 after a series of conversations that assessed that there was not another effort that brought emerging and experienced Asian Pacific American (APA) leaders from different sectors, age groups and various ethnic communities together.

Hmong Cultural Center Museum Expands!

Hmong Cultural Center Museum Expands!

Museology Museum Services has recently completed two additional museum panels for the Hmong Cultural Center Museum. These panels focus on Hmong Weddings and Hmong Funerals.

Embracing The Love Of Reading And Writing In The Hmong Language

Embracing The Love Of Reading And Writing In The Hmong Language

When people come together, amazing things happen. This October, a group of educators and parents are bringing together Hmong authors from around the country to spark and cultivate a love of reading and writing amongst Hmong youth in the Twin Cities. This year’s theme is “Embracing the Love of Reading and Writing in the Hmong Language.”

Cultivating A Stronger Community Through Fresh Produce And Flowers

Cultivating A Stronger Community Through Fresh Produce And Flowers

HAP Farm Coordinator Tou Xiong didn’t dream of becoming a farmer when he was growing up in south Minneapolis – he wanted to be a detective. He imagined himself unearthing clues and getting to the root of crimes, not digging up vegetables and pulling roots from the soil.

Vayong Moua Wins 2019 Outstanding Refugee Award

Vayong Moua Wins 2019 Outstanding Refugee Award

On Tuesday, June 11th, nine Minnesotans were recognized with the state Department of Human Services’ 2019 Outstanding Refugee Award. The St. Paul ceremony honored refugees who have made significant contributions in civic engagement, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

The Elusive Doctorate Degree:  If I Can Do It You Can Too

The Elusive Doctorate Degree: If I Can Do It You Can Too

I transformed from a boy climbing to the top of the tallest tree in a small village back in Laos, wondering what all those glittery things in the night sky were, to now being able to answer my own wonderings through my own research and explorative expertise as a doctoral graduate.

A Hmong Folk Arts Celebration!

A Hmong Folk Arts Celebration!

Come celebrate the Hmong Folk Arts Traditions taught at HCC and shared in the Hmong Cultural Center Museum on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.

XabPheejKim Hlub Hmoob Concert 2019

XabPheejKim Hlub Hmoob Concert 2019

The Xab Pheej Kim Hmong Music Foundation, LLC in partnership with the Hmong Men’s Circle student association from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities are proud to announce that on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at 7:00 PM they are hosting a community celebration.

A Look At The Hmong Archives – 20 Years On

A Look At The Hmong Archives – 20 Years On

In the epicenter of Hmong America, an unrivaled collection of over 200,000 unique cultural artifacts – including but not limited to books, photographs, videos, sound recordings, newspapers, maps, musical instruments, and paj ntaub – turns 20 years old.

For Diane Moua, Dessert Is A Piece Of Cake

For Diane Moua, Dessert Is A Piece Of Cake

Diane Moua, critically acclaimed pastry chef, is paving the way for women of color in fine dining. She is the first Hmong-American woman to be nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award.

Putting Your Concerns On The Map

Putting Your Concerns On The Map

After a historic election saw the number of Asian Pacific legislators triple in Minnesota, we formed the first-ever Minnesota Asian Pacific (MAP) Caucus.