Hmong News – Minnesota

Hmong American Day Festival in Appleton inspires confidence through culture

Across states like Wisconsin and Minnesota, Hmong American Day is a chance to honor Hmong history and their contributions to this country. Especially through music and traditional dances. Read more ...

Family claims MPD took DNA sample from child without consent

Plus: A history of Black stories from Minnesota’s film industry; Meet LGBTQ Hmong leaders; flamethrowers, bombs, and acid are just a few items not allowed at the state GOP convention; ...

St. Paul school district plans budget around big enrollment loss

The district is planning for the loss of 1,877 students, a nearly 6 percent drop from this year. That would mean an $8.3 million decline in revenue, to $563.3 million ...

Columbus Crew 2 Midfielder among first professional soccer players of Hmong descent in U.S.

Michael Vang grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was surrounded by a family who loved soccer, one likely influenced by his father. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Over 600 Opera Professionals And Artists To Attend Opera Conference 2022, May 18‒21 In Minneapolis

The Twin Cities will welcome over 600 administrators, artists, trustees, educators, and other professionals from the national and international opera field for the industry's largest annual convening. Read more (opens ...

Boys’ volleyball advocates frustrated after losing sanction bid by one vote

"Obviously, it's disappointing. We were so close," said St. Paul Como Park athletic director Koua Yang, a first-generation Hmong immigrant who spoke to the assembly and the large group of ...

Property taxes creep up as St. Paul school construction debt soars

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St. Paul property owners can expect to pay a little more than usual for school district construction projects in the coming years as the district rebuilds and renovates amid declining ...

Adding boys’ volleyball as sanctioned prep sport falls one vote short

Apparently, a majority of educators in Minnesota approve of boys' volleyball. Just not a big enough majority. The Minnesota State High School League's Representative Assembly voted Tuesday to deny a ...

Adding boys’ volleyball as official prep sport falls one vote short

With more than 1,400 participants and 55 teams playing in a club league this spring, boys' volleyball is a popular sport in Minnesota. But to Minnesota educators, just not quite ...

Minnesota’s first AAPI Small Business Expo kicks off Saturday

"We wanted to do something that could uplift businesses to help support each other, share knowledge, and resources," said John Yang, the expo chair. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

North Star Journey: Black farmers, COVID-19 and the Hmong community, and changing Minnesota’s flag

Then, reporter Peter Cox explains how COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on Minnesota's Hmong community. And finally, reporter Tim Nelson explains why some groups are pushing to change the ...

Ramsey County trains Hmong election judges after U.S. census data showed growth in voting base

Population growth in the Hmong community means Ramsey County must provide Hmong-speaking election judges in order to comply with federal voting rights laws. For the first time in Minnesota, a ...

Minnesota’s Hmong health leaders stepped up as COVID ravaged community

ST. PAUL -- When it first hit in 2020, COVID-19 tore through Minnesota’s Hmong community, sickening and killing people as it reached into family get-togethers, cultural celebrations and other ...

Hmong health leaders stepped up as COVID ravaged community

Nurse practitioner May Hang meets with a patient at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Clinic in North Minneapolis on April 27, 2022. When it first hit in 2020, COVID-19 tore through ...

Twin Cities restaurants team up with the Very Asian Foundation for AANHPI Heritage Month

Some of them will also have special menus for the day or days they are participating. Union Hmong Kitchen inside Graze in Minneapolis’ North Loop will kick off the fundraiser ...

On the Porch

Immigration continues today, more recently with Latino, Korean, Hmong, Somali, and Karen entrants to the state. Minnesota’s immigrants transported many things with them to their new home. They brought ...

Commission on Judicial Selection recommends Second Judicial District candidates

Candidate Der Yang is the founder of Village Lawyer, a general practice firm with emphasis on family law and criminal defense located in the Hmong Village on St. Paul’s East ...

Asian American women comedians urge lawmakers to back St. Paul arts center for people of color

A group of Asian American women comedians is lobbying the state legislature to establish a first-of-its-kind performing arts center on St. Paul's East Side. It would be the nation's first ...