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.
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.
HAP intensifies focus on health and well-being by increasing outreach and enrollment services for MNsure and SNAP.
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.
You’ve met the Hmong candidates that are running for political office in the last issue of the Hmong Times, now let’s take a look at who’s running in the other races for 2018.
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 primaries are over, the fields are set and the race to November 6th begins. Several Hmong candidates made it through the primaries. They are:
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.
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
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.
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.
This summer and fall, the Hmong Times will be running a special 2018 Election Primer series to keep readers up-to-date on election news, voter information, candidate updates and much more.
“Peb yog. We are Hmong,” said spoken word artist Kevin Yang at a peace walk held July 4 in memory of Jacky Vue, 19, who died from gunshot wounds earlier that week.
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.
On May 15th, Rep. Fue Lee (DFL – Minneapolis) honored the many Asian/Pacific Minnesotans who contribute greatly to Minnesota’s economy and culture with a resolution on the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives commemorating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2018 Minnesota Grown Directory is now available. The one-thousand-member Directory boasts Minnesota agricultural products and services available directly from farmers and farmers markets.
Thank you so much for your support of Hmong Cultural Center over the past year! We have several exciting initiatives happening in 2018 that I would like to briefly share with you.
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.
Live Horse Racing Returns To Running Aces – Enjoy Opening Night And Wager On The Preakness Stakes: May 19
Live harness horse racing is back for another year at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Opening night will have action-packed live racing and give race fans the chance to watch and wager on the Preakness Stakes.
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
(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.
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.
In January 2017 the U.S. Department of Justice convicted Seng Xiong for “operating an affinity scheme targeting Hmong elders.”
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.
Local Republicans endorsed Yele-Mis Yang for Minnesota House of Representatives by unanimous acclamation. The convention occurred on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Shoreview branch of the Ramsey County Library.
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.
The Bush Foundation today announced its 2018 Bush Fellows, 24 determined, adaptable leaders who are driven to improve their communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.
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.
“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).
Contribution supports program that helps low-income Southeast Asian Youth in Twin Cities gain employment skills.
Pa Na Lor, Communications Specialist for Ramsey County Library pulled together a panel of Hmong women writers at the Maplewood library. The room was packed with standing room only.
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.
St. Paul – In response to Dakota County Attorney’s decision on St. Paul City Council member Dai Thao, attorney Joe Dixon has the following statement:
The Saint Paul-based Hmong Studies Journal is pleased to announce the publication of volume 18. An internet-based journal, the Hmong Studies Journal is the only peer-reviewed academic publication devoted to the scholarly discussion of Hmong history, Hmong culture, Hmong people, and other facets of the Hmong experience in the U.S., Asia and around the world.
In 1997 the Hmong 18 Council was formed in Minnesota. Wanthai Vang, President of the Hmong 18 Council explained that the council functions similar to a city council.
This 9-week course is an in depth study designed to grow organic farmers and the knowledge needed for whole farm planning and management using the principles and practices of organic agro-ecological farming.
2018 will be a historical year for the Minnesota Hmong community and its ancestral homeland in Hunan, China. Through a partnership with the St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden, cultural artwork will be exchanged.