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Hmong Times Community

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.

HmongTown 2 Comes To The Sears Building In Maplewood Mall

HmongTown 2 Comes To The Sears Building In Maplewood Mall

In an exciting venture opening in 2025, Toua Xiong (owner of HmongTown Marketplace in St. Paul) will transform the iconic Maplewood Mall Sears building into HmongTown 2, a hub that celebrates Hmong culture and provides opportunities for Hmong businesses.

Small Business Owners Need Access To Funding

Small Business Owners Need Access To Funding

Over 33 million small businesses make up about 99.9% of businesses in the U.S. and employ almost half of its workforce. During the Covid-19 pandemic, 40% of Black and Latino-owned businesses shut down, many permanently.

2023 – The Year In Review

2023 – The Year In Review

2023 was a very eventful year for the Hmong community locally, nationally, and beyond. The Hmong Times looks back at some of the top stories of 2023.

Giving Girls A Space To Be Themselves

Giving Girls A Space To Be Themselves

As a parent and a youth mentor, back-to-school season is an exciting time in my world. The long summer days have passed but a new year full of possibilities awaits my daughters, my Girl Scout troop, and me.

Coming To America Is Not Easy

Coming To America Is Not Easy

My refugee journey began nearly 50 years ago, on a 20-day journey by foot, when I was 11 years old. In 1975 my family fled from Laos, my home country, to a refugee camp in Thailand.

SAVE A LIFE – PUT DISTRACTIONS AWAY

SAVE A LIFE – PUT DISTRACTIONS AWAY

Driving distracted puts everyone on the road in danger. Distracted driving contributes to an average of 28 deaths and 156 serious, life-changing injuries a year in Minnesota (2018-2022).

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In 1992, Congress passed Public Law 102-450, designating May as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, commemorating the month that marked the arrival of the first documented Japanese immigrant to the United States and the completion of the transcontinental railroad, a feat that culminated from the contributions of ~20,000 Chinese immigrants.

Am I Doing This Right?

Am I Doing This Right?

My Norfolk Pine sits upstairs in a white ceramic pot. Gifted to me for Christmas two years ago. This Pine has seen every room of my home. It’s seen full sun and cloudy corners and old window drafts.

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