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.
Alleged threats follow 'Wanna take this outside?' clash during North St. Paul workshop
A resident sitting in on a heated North St. Paul City Council discussion might imagine that one day the tensions could reach the point where perturbed council members rise out of their chairs to challenge each other to a fight.
But it's the last thing anyone at the city council workshop on bar hours last Tuesday expected to actually witness.