Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet Elementary School’s fourth grade Hmong-language immersion class meets with some Sepak Takraw players during a track and field day. The fourth graders have been learning Hmong language skills alongside English in the school’s two-way immersion program, which is now in its fourth year and has been growing steadily. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
School’s immersion program showing steady growth
“If a grandma cannot speak to her grandchildren, the relationship is lost,” says May Lee Xiong.
Darrell Demarrias charged with child negligence, endangerment The parents of three young children face child endangerment charges after police found their children underfed, unattended to, and living in a filthy home, according to a criminal complaint from the Ramsey County attorney's office.
A 42-year-old man was charged with first-degree assault in Ramsey County District Court for allegedly shooting another man in the chest at a New Brighton apartment complex, following what police said was an argument over a bottle of vodka on May 1
Maxine Brooks picks out some salad greens from Merrick Community Service’s food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Thanks to the food shelf, she’s able to give her grandchildren, whom she’s raising, nutritious meal options. Brooks, an East Sider, relies on Social Security while raising her three young grandchildren. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A few years ago, Merrick Community Services’ food shelf was dinky.
It was in a commercial building, where the organization paid market-rate rent of $1,400 a month, and where food shelf recipients waited outdoors, rain or shine, to receive groceries.
The food shelf could only help about 30 low-income families a day.