• St. Paul funeral home enlists help from Hmong shaman
    A Hmong shaman held a ceremony yesterday at what used to be a Hmong funeral home to prepare the site for redevelopment. The facility was the first in St. Paul to specialize in traditional Hmong funerals, which typically last for days and involve plenty of food and music.July 31, 2008
  • Hmong culture camp in high demand
    Demand is up sharply this year for a place at the Hmong Culture and Language summer camp at Concordia University. Camp directors say immigration to the metro area is fueling the increase.July 28, 2008
  • Judge rules school did not discriminate
    A federal judge in St. Paul has ruled against 13 immigrant students who claimed a Minneapolis alternative school discriminated against them by badly educating them.July 18, 2008
  • A Bangladeshi story that resonates around the world
    A new film adaptation of Monica Ali's best-selling novel, "Brick Lane," opens in the Twin Cities this weekend. It's the story of two Bangladeshi sisters separated by an arranged marriage.July 9, 2008
  • Who is an American?
    In his book "The Thirteen American Arguments," Howard Fineman writes that only a nation of immigrants can argue so earnestly and endlessly about who can become one of its own. Midmorning examines the nature of citizenship, national identity, and what it means to be an American.Midmorning, June 27, 2008
  • Senators call on U.S. to press Thailand on Hmong refugees
    Seven U.S. senators, including all four from Minnesota and Wisconsin, want Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to look into Thailand's repatriation of more than 800 ethnic Hmong to Laos.June 26, 2008
  • One graduate's journey from Sudan to Gates scholarship
    A Sudanese refugee graduating from Fridley High School says she hopes to use her education to help save some of those she left behind.June 5, 2008
  • Hundreds rally for immigration rights
    Hundreds of immigrant rights supporters held a rally and march at the Capitol today to mark International Workers' Day, and call for immigration reform.May 1, 2008
  • Director examines the human side of immigration
    Film director Tom McCarthy is drawing raves for his new film "The Visitor." The film examines the complicated realities of U.S. immigration policy.April 24, 2008
  • Case stemming from Willmar immigration arrests gets smaller
    A federal lawsuit from last year's immigration raid in Willmar was whittled down when a judge dismissed counts against the U.S. government and authorities acting in their government roles.April 24, 2008
  • Tibetans hold vigil in St. Paul
    About 2,000 Tibetans live in the Twin Cities, the largest population in the United States outside New York City.April 10, 2008
  • Tibetan activists to hold vigil today at state capitol
    Activists angered over China's crackdown on demonstrators have tried to disrupt the global torch run building up to the Beijing Olympics. Tibetans will hold vigils, protests, and prayers around the world today, including an event at the State Capitol in St. Paul this afternoon.April 10, 2008
  • Book explores history through the story of one family
    In a new book Southwest State University historian Joseph Amato traces the story of his family across North America and Europe. In "Jacob's Well: A Case for Rethinking Family History," Amato talks about his ancestors and uses their stories to put a human face on historical events.March 12, 2008
  • Somalis get another 18-month extension to live in U.S.
    The Bush administration has granted Somalis living in the United States under temporary protected status an extra 18 months in this country.March 10, 2008
  • Students march for Minnesota Dream Act
    Hundreds of teenagers marched to the state Capitol Tuesday morning to show support for what's known as the Minnesota Dream Act. Despite the show of enthusiasm, the legislation has little chance of passing this year.March 4, 2008

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