Hmong News – Laos

Chef Ann Ahmed’s Upcoming Restaurant Has a Name Inspired by the Fragrant Sticky Rice of Northern Laos

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Plus, a new Detroit-style pizza spot opens in the North Loop, and pastry chef Diane Moua pops up for Valentine’s Day ... Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Miss Universe Laos donates fund to Hmong Women Network and hopes to inspire women in her country

Payengxa Lor, Miss Universe Laos 2022 and a Finalist in the Miss Universe pageant, has contributed almost LAK 10 million to Hmong Women Network for under privileged Hmong women. Read ...

Miss Laos traveled 48 hours to compete in the Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans

Miss Laos Payengxa Lor's voyage to the competition, which takes place in New Orleans this year, included five layovers. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

8 surprising details from the Miss Universe pageant that you might’ve missed

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Miss Laos traveled over 48 hours to compete in the 71st annual Miss Universe, and Miss Norway couldn't participate in the final after getting sick. Read more (opens in new ...

Laos gets highest votes as fan favourite at Miss Universe pageant

Miss Universe Laos has topped the list of the 71st Miss Universe contestants based on fan votes. Payengxa Lor, Miss Universe Laos 2022, has received the most votes so far ...

These 99 Valley residents ended 2022 with a big milestone: U.S. citizenship

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The newest U.S. citizens came from 23 countries – including Chile (1), Colombia (2), Guatemala (1), India (18), Laos (5), México (33), and Philippines (16). Read more (opens in new ...

Hmong New Year colors fairgrounds with culture

For hundreds of years, wherever the Hmong have traveled – from China to Vietnam and Laos and eventually to America – they have ... Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Miss Universe Laos visits St. Paul

Miss Universe Laos spent some time in St. Paul today for a meet-and-greet at the Community School of Excellence. Payengxa Lor made history as the first Hmong woman to win ...

Hmong pride shines as St. Paul schoolchildren welcome Miss Universe Laos.

Payengxa Lor, Miss Universe Laos, praised Minnesota students for embracing their Hmong heritage and shared her own dream—starting a school in her homeland. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Miss Universe Laos visits Twin Cities Hmong community

Payengxa Lor has won Miss Universe Laos, becoming the first Hmong woman to do so. She was in the Twin Cities Thursday visiting family. and held a meet-and-greet with her ...

Madison School District translator helps Hmong families and students stay connected

In 1991, when she was just 6 years old, Sheng Lee and her family moved to the United States as refugees from Laos. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

First Hmong woman named Miss Universe Laos, will compete in New Orleans

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Lor, 21, beat out 19 other finalists to win the title of Miss Universe Laos and will represent Laos at the Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans this January. Read ...

Did Peng Her put the squeeze on clients of The Hmong Institute?

Peng Her, a longtime leader in Madison’s Hmong community, is the CEO of The Hmong Institute, a nonprofit that provides services to resettled political refugees of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam ...

From Laos to Minnesota, international artist Pao Houa Her captures the Hmong American experience

The Blaine-based photographer's work was part of 2022's prestigious Whitney Biennial, and now she has a solo exhibition of new work at the Walker Art Center. Read more (opens in ...

Finding roots back to Laos: Hmong elders harvest vegetables to feed their community, overcome traumas

Many Hmong Americans need help coping with trauma from the past and present. Community gardens give these older women peace. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Ancient tooth in Laos cave a major find for human history

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After years of research, scientists found the tooth is the molar of a 4-to-6-year-old female of an ancient human ancestor who disappeared 50,000 years ago. Read more (opens in new ...

New project sheds light on U.S. “secret war” in Laos

The new mission called Legacies Library aims to tell the story of the secret bombings done by the U.S. on Laos during the Vietnam War. A group of volunteers have ...

Asian American Catholic woman takes pride in culture’s overlooked saints

I got to read the stories for the Korean saints.” Other stories in the Hallow series are in Japanese and Hmong, an ethnic group in Laos. Ku was able to ...