Hmong News – Minnesota

Hmong Cultural Center celebrates expansion of its storefront museum in St. Paul

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Then white supremacist vandalism on its boarded-upfrontwindowsforced another postponement in September.Finally, this week the Hmong CulturalCenteris celebratingthe opening of a1,200-square-foot museum ... Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Board votes to close six St. Paul schools over two years, moving 2,040 students

The St. Paul school board voted Wednesday to close five schools next fall and a sixth in 2023, displacing around 2,040 students in an effort to create larger and more ...

SPPS board vote on school closures expected Wednesday

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Wednesday, the St. Paul Public Schools board is expected to vote on a plan to close several schools and consolidate programs. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

St. Paul school board OKs mergers, closings under plan

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After weeks of packed public hearings, the St. Paul school board on Wednesday approved a leaner yet still contentious package of school closings and mergers for next year. Gone were ...

Envision SPPS passes, several schools to close

After weeks of meetings — some filled with passion and emotional testimony from parents and students — the St. Paul Public Schools Board of Education voted in favor to close ...

Village Agricultural Cooperative helps provide healthy food for southeastern Minnesota immigrant communities

A collaboration that started three years ago between Kim Sin and Amanda Nigon-Crowley has turned into a nonprofit venture that's now serving at least 15 immigrant communities in the city ...

Three east metro cities join forces to renew the intersection where they meet

St. Paul, Roseville and Maplewood pool resources to improve border neighborhood around Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Naming contest for St. Paul’s Hillcrest development will reach new heights

Community will choose from The Heights, Hillpoint Heights and Eastcrest Heights as the new name for a planned mixed-use development. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Minnesota’s Best Museums, According to Latinx Artist Luis Fitch

One of Minnesota's creative treasures shares his top picks for where to go and what to see in the state's Twin Cities ... Read more (opens in new tab) ...

GiveMN raised a record-breaking $34 million during Give to the Max Day this week

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Thursday was the sixth record-breaking year in a row for GiveMN’s Give to the Max Day with donors giving $34.3 million to 6,457 Minnesota nonprofits and schools. “It was a ...

Minneapolis restaurants offering up unique holiday eats

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From authentic Hmong cuisine to plant-based meats and cheeses, these locally-owned restaurants have you covered for the holidays. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Housing Issues Hit Home for New Minnesota Lawmaker

Often that means going to a lever of government." Agbaje is wrapping up her first year in the Minnesota State Assembly, helping pull the legislative lever in the Upper Midwestern ...

Minnesota resettlement agencies prepare to welcome around 250 Afghan refugees

The International Institute of Minnesota is one of five refugee resettlement agencies in Minnesota. To date, they've already resettled 250 Afghans. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Suni Lee eliminated in semifinals of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Although she sparkled during the semifinals on "Dancing With the Stars," ultimately St. Paul Olympic gymnast Suni Lee was overshadowed by an emotional performance from Amanda Kloots. Kloots' husband, ...

Minnesota resettlement agency preparing to welcome around 250 Afghan refugees in next three weeks

The International Institute of Minnesota says it has already resettled 250 Afghans. Now they're tasked with settling 250 more, in a much shorter time frame. Read more (opens in new ...

Hmong Cultural Center Museum opens its doors after vandalism attack

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The Hmong Cultural Center Museum in St. Paul was supposed to have its grand opening a couple of months ago. But the launch was delayed by an act of vandalism, ...

Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee says she was pepper sprayed in racist attack in LA

The St. Paul gymnast had been waiting for a ride after spending an evening with friends, all of whom were of Asian descent. A car pulled up, and passengers yelled ...

Hmong College Prep school faces investigation by Attorney General after hedge fund investment loss

Already reeling from the loss of $4.3 million from an illegal investment with a hedge fund, Hmong College Prep Academy now is being investigated by the Minnesota Attorney General for ...