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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.

YouTube: My Favorite Channels!

My job is so fun. I get to make videos of my children, test minivan gear and now…talk about my favorite channels! This is more than a filler article.

Preparing For The Naturalization Interview

We can all agree that interviews are nerve-wracking, especially one that will determine a person’s ability to become a naturalized citizen, but there are a few ways to prepare for success.

Wilder Recognition Dinner

On Friday, September 21st,, Hmong Professionals attended a special fundraising dinner at the Wilder Foundation. This is the 4th year that such a dinner has been held.

Election Day Voting Q & A

The 2018 midterm elections are coming up on Tuesday, November 6th. 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.

Here’s To Your Health

HAP intensifies focus on health and well-being by increasing outreach and enrollment services for MNsure and SNAP.

The Time Is Now To 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.

Running Aces Is This Summer’s Best Bargain

It’s better than even money that the Running Aces Casino & Racetrack is this summer’s best bargain. Running Aces offers a jackpot of indoor/outdoor experiences that will have you wondering why you waited so long to check out this north metro entertainment treasure.

The Race Is On

The primaries are over, the fields are set and the race to November 6th begins. Several Hmong candidates made it through the primaries. They are:

Frogtown Community Center

In July, the City of St. Paul broke ground on what is to become the Frogtown Community Center. The Community Center is a renaming of the Scheffer Recreation Center.

Voter Registration

The first step to voting is registering. You can do one of the following:
-pre-register online or by submitting a paper application in person or by mail
-register at the polls

Historic Judicial Campaign – Vote In The Primaries On August 14!

There are two Hmong-American individuals running for judicial office in Ramsey County this election year. If elected, one or both of these individuals will be the first person, in the State of Minnesota, of Hmong-American descent to win a position on the bench by vote.

What Is A Primary Election

A primary election is an election used either to narrow the field of candidates for a given elective office or to determine the nominees for political parties in advance of a general election. Primary elections can take several different forms.

China Chang Runs For Mrs. Minnesota-America

Global entrepreneur, philanthropist, success coach, China Chang, announced her entry in the Mrs. Minnesota-America beauty pageant, on social media. She represents Ramsey County in her delegation run for the pageant title and crown.

Ways To Earn Extra Income

The financial genius Warren Buffett advised that you should “never rely on a single source of income.” Mr. Buffett’s advice is one of the most important things to remember when working towards financial freedom.

MDH Warns Of Fraudulent Calls Posing As Health Department

Minnesotans and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) appear to have been subjected to a “spoofing” attack. Spoofing is a practice used to falsify the telephone number or name on caller IDs to disguise the identity of the real caller.

Remember Hmong Veterans This Memorial Day

Song Khoua Xiong watched his older brother Bla Neng Xiong go to Thailand for specialized training by the Americans during the Secret War. Upon his return, the elder Xiong joined the late Colonel Song Leng Xiong and his battalion in establishing the Long Tieng airfield.

Global Love Day

On May 1st, from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M., Cottage Grove Arts Commission and I hosted a brand-new event, Global Love Day, at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center in Cottage Grove.

Maplewood Community Assembly

On Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28th, 20 residents of Maplewood gathered at the Maplewood Community Center for an event put on by the Minnesota Community Assembly.

The Anti-Poverty Soldier

The relationship between transportation and social mobility is stronger than that between mobility and several other factors, like crime, elementary-school test scores or the percentage of two-parent families in a community. – Nathaniel Hendren

Your Guide To Reducing The Prom Price Tag

(StatePoint) Prom is a time-honored tradition and a rite of passage for teens. Originally inspired by graduation celebrations and debutante balls, prom today is now an extravagant, defining moment in a teen’s life.

Minnesota Food Association Hosts Farmer Exchange

Choua Yang and her husband began attending workshops at the Minnesota Food Association’s (MFA) Farmer Education Program last year. The program teaches farmers the ins and outs of organic farming through a series of classes and workshops in the fall and winter followed by on farm training at the MFA farm in Marine on St. Croix.

Chia Youyee Vang Studies The Hmong Diaspora

Chia Youyee Vang grew up in St. Paul and attended St. Paul public schools, graduating from Johnson High School in 1990. After that she went to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, where she studied political science and French.

Interview With Pastor Greg Rhodes Of RiverLife Church

I’ve noticed that to many Hmong families here in America that no longer follow the traditional Hmong religion of Shamanism or Buddhism. With this in mind, I decided to embrace the difference and interview the Pastor of RiverLife Church in St. Paul, MN.

Hmong Girls Leadership Training

Hnub Tshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together has been working for years to provide programming that fosters economic and social well being for Hmong Women. Now the organization has implemented a program specially designed for Hmong Girls age 12-18.

Hmong Women’s Leadership Institute

“In recent years, Hmong women have recognized the need to build a strong Hmong women’s organization that focuses on both the assets that Hmong women have as well as addressing more directly the deep cultural changes that are occurring for Hmong women in our community,” says Chee Lor of the Hnub Tshiab Hmong Women’s Leadership Institute (HWLI).

Brian Vangtou Xiong, A Hmong American Success Story

Dr. Brian Vangtou Xiong is the first Hmong professor and the first Hmong doctoral student to graduate from Minnesota State University, Mankato in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis on College Student Affairs.