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Hmong Freedom Celebration and sports festival on July 4, 2014

Four decades ago the first Hmong refugees began arriving in Minnesota, refugees hoping to build new lives. The Minnesota History Center's "We are Hmong Minnesota" exhibit opens this upcoming weekend to tell their stories. Hear 'We are Hmong Minnesota': A 40-year journey, remembered (Listen in Hmong)on MPR News and explore our coverage and archive:

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Snow, wind vex MN drivers; I-94 eastbound closed in Wright Co.

Blowing snow caused havoc Tuesday in parts of Minnesota. A mid-morning crash shut down Interstate 94 in Wright County. Eastbound I-94 remains closed. The State Patrol reported 111 metro crashes.

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Ashley DuBose, AATS, Dividing Eden, Steve Noonan: This week’s Minnesota record releases

<p>Ashley DuBose: Be You Ashley DuBose is looking to make a big splash with her sophomore release Be You, and it seems likely she&#8217;ll succeed. The St. Paul singer&#8217;s most prominent calling card is still her stint on The Voice, but that might become more of a footnote as DuBose&#8217;s footprint on the local music scene grows. Be You is a [&hellip;]</p>

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Class Notes: The Musical Round: A Roundabout Tale

In the Class Notes video "The Musical Round: A Roundabout Tale," we learn how rounds work, and how in turn they welcome us to engage in harmony and polyphony.

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Austin, Albert Lea Area Listeners

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Austin, Albert Lea Area Listeners

Due to technology issues listeners of The Current in the Austin and Albert Lea areas will experience reduced signal and outages. Listeners can stream The Current online or use one of our mobile apps. Thank you for your patience!