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.

Why We Left Public Schools

I grew up in north Minneapolis and attended Minneapolis Public Schools throughout my teenage years. My family arrived in Minnesota in 1993 when I was ten years old and placed in fifth grade at Bancroft Elementary School in south Minneapolis.

Rep. Jay Xiong Continues Work On COVID-19 Response

Representative Jay Xiong (DFL-St. Paul) continues his work with his colleagues in the House, the Senate, and the Governor’s office to respond to the rapidly-evolving spread of COVID-19, known as the Coronavirus.

Minnesota Council On Asian Pacific Minnesotans

Dear Community,
Over the last week an undeniable truth has emerged: these are unprecedented times we are living in. COVID-19 has the potential to devastate our families, communities, and society.

New Grant Support For Hmong Cultural Center

In November 2019, Hmong Cultural Center was awarded a two year Arts grant from the McKnight Foundation. This grant will support Cultural Customs Folk Arts classes and the development of a community directory of Hmong ceremonial folk artists.

The Tree Protector

Yes, in answer to that age-old question, when a tree falls in the forest, it makes a sound.

Winter Home Ready Tips

Winterizing your home can save you cash and make your winter considerably more comfortable and relaxing. Make sure your home is ready for another Midwest winter with the following tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Grothman Honors The Hmong New Year

“Wisconsin is the state with the 3rd highest Hmong population and I am privileged to represent one of Wisconsin’s largest Hmong communities. Each year I attend the New Year celebrations in my district,” said Congressman Grothman.

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.


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

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

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’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!

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

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.”