Hmong News – Minnesota

Fate of last ex-cop charged in Floyd murder lies with judge

A defense attorney says a former Minneapolis police officer who held back bystanders while his colleagues restrained a dying George Floyd is innocent of criminal wrongdoing and should be acquitted ...

5 Minnesota chefs make the cut as 2023 James Beard Award semifinalists

Chef Yia Vang stands in front of the Union Hmong Kitchen booth at the Minnesota State Fair. Vang is one of five Minnesota chefs that the James Beard Awards has ...

University of St. Thomas Partners with Minnesota School District to Enhance Teacher Prep While Bringing Innovative Methods to St. Paul School

Minnesota's largest private university is partnering with the state's second-largest school district for an innovative approach to teacher preparation. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Five Twin Cities chefs named semifinalists for James Beard Awards

Despite Owamni's Best New Restaurant win last year, not a single Minnesota restaurant was named a semifinalist. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

5 Minnesota chefs included in 2023 James Beard award semifinalists

Chef Yia Vang stands in front of the Union Hmong Kitchen booth at the Minnesota State Fair. Vang is one of five Minnesota chefs that the James Beard Awards has ...

5 Twin Cities chefs in the running for James Beard awards

The semifinalists for the 2023 James Beard awards were announced Wednesday, and among them are five Twin Cities-based chefs. Of those selected Minnesota-based semifinalists, four were nominated under ... Read ...

From Myanmar to Little Mekong: Unprecedented collection of paintings appears at new St. Paul gallery

Organizers say the "Window to the Soul” at Xia Gallery and Cafe features the largest American showcase of artwork by people from Myanmar. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

St. Paul teacher honored for work with Hmong language

Bounthavy Kiatoukaysy of St. Paul Public Schools has been recognized by the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures. Bounthavy Kiatoukaysy loved hearing her late father speak Hmong ...

‘The Latehomecomer’ to be presented on Holmes Theatre stage Tuesday night

/ Articles, culture, Hmong, Minnesota
A unique opportunity to learn more about the Hmong culture in Minnesota is coming to the stage of Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m ...

Invasive snails become gourmet meal in Wisconsin episode of cooking show

There might be a new way to think of one particular species of invasive snail being found in Wisconsin's water: as a part of a gourmet meal. At least that's ...

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) ...

New St. Paul gallery for Asian American artists spotlights Burmese art

Xia Gallery and Cafe, which opened in October with the goal of showcasing and connecting Asian artists and makers in Minnesota, is hosting what it calls “the single largest collection ...

Gallery: St. Paul to present Hmong Plaza designs at open house event

Longstanding plans to construct a Hmong Cultural Plaza within St. Paul's growing China Garden are moving forward. St. Paul Parks and Recreation is set to host a community open house ...

Hunt on for St. Paul man accused of randomly terrorizing victims in rash of armed street robberies

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Law enforcement officials are trying to find a 20-year-old man who they say has been picking out people at random and terrorizing them at gunpoint in a rash of street ...

After impasse with St. Paul, Hmong American Partnership accesses $5.5M state bond funding through Ramsey County

Years ago, officials with Hmong American Partnership approached the city of St. Paul about converting the vacant office building at 240 Plato Boulevard E. into a job training facility for ...

Retiring History Theatre artistic director Ron Peluso looks back at fond moments from his 27 years on the job

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St. Paul’s History Theatre isn’t just another playhouse. And no one knows better than artistic director Ron Peluso. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Minneapolis chef Yia Vang will launch noodle pop-up in former Mucci’s space

Ever since Yia Vang, one of the Twin Cities' most talked-about chefs, moved into the former Mucci's location (901 W. Lake St., Mpls.), necks have been craning to peer into ...