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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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Some Minnesota tribes want to change state law to prohibit an autopsy on religious grounds. Skeptics warn there are consequences to letting families stop the procedures.

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Learning to Listen: Beethoven's Razumovsky Quartets

Two members of the Cypress String Quartet join Learning to Listen to discuss Beethoven's "Middle String Quartets" - also known by the name of the Russian count who commissioned them, Andrey Razumovsky.

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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!