An exhibit honoring Hmong Americans opens this weekend at the Minnesota History Center. The exhibit explores Hmong culture, history, and their immigration to the United States, and Minnesota in particular. Shown is a typical Hmong village in Laos. Before and during the war, Hmong traditionally lived in high elevation areas. Aside from their slash-and-burn agrarian lifestyle, many families also raised domestic animals, including chickens and pigs. These children made sure the livestock were fed and tended. (photo courtesy of Noah Vang)
They’re here, they’re growing, and they’re youthful — the average Hmong person in Minnesota is only 19.7 years old, and nearly half of the Hmong in the state are under the age of 18.
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, shown at right, and Bill Martinez, assistant chief of the St. Paul Police Department, pointed to the sex trafficking case brought forward on Monday, March 2 as an example of how the two departments are getting better at investigating cases that lead to prosecution. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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Victims as young as 16, were coerced, beaten
Preying on girls they recruited from as far away as Fort Worth, Texas, five Minnesotans are facing criminal charges for allegedly engaging in the sex trafficking of girls and women.
Chou Xiong, 27, Shirly Yang-Lor, 24, and Pang Lee, 31, visit with panelist Sia Lo. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
If you walked into someone's home to do some renovation work, would you be surprised to be invited to a meal first? Do a firm handshake and direct gaze convey warmth and confidence to everyone you meet?
New library cards will soon be available at the Saint Paul Public Library, and anyone who gets a new card during the month of March will be entered intoa a drawing to win a gift card to a local Saint Paul business.