The original visionaries of Lao Minnesota: Phouninh and Khoutong Vixayvong

For the Lao in Minnesota, heritage preservation was robust and vital in building community roots in the late 80s through early 90s.


City may adopt new fossil fuel stance

A group of students and other Minneapolis residents gathered at City Hall on Monday in support of the city’s continued divestment from fossil fuels and urged other state agencies to follow.


City Of Bloomington? 100+ Faith Leaders Want A Word With You

The Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America.

The City of Bloomington’s insistence on prosecuting organizers of a “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America is getting more pushback from Minnesota’s religious leaders.


Brooklyn Park African residents to amplify voice at City Council meeting over sound ban

Residents of Brooklyn Park will at today’s City Council meeting make a case for the lifting of the ban on amplified sound on city parks.


FBI director on police violence

I kept waiting for someone to call out the FBI director James Comey’s recent so-called candid speech on race.


Red Lake Tribal Council to research feasibility of marijuana

The Red Lake Tribal Council.

RED LAKE, Minn. – Although the subject was not on the printed agenda for the Red Lake Tribal Council at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Jan.


Obama nominates Katherine Simonds Dhanani as first U.S. Ambassador to Somalia in 24 years

President Barack Obama has nominated the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in 24 years.


Becoming a Lao Restauranteur: Eric Virakhone Panya

Eric Virakhone Panya at his restaurant.

When I first moved to Fort Worth, Texas in July 2013, I was told that there was vibrant Lao community nearby. In fact, according to the U.S.


Stand-by scheduling creates problems for many workers

Zamzam Ali

Unaccompanied Minor Agent

Air Serv, MSP Airport

Scheduling problems at airport contractor Air Serv have gott