Hmong community in Minnesota has made significant economic gains

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A new census report shows that while some minority groups are struggling economically, the Hmong community in Minnesota has made significant gains. Their per capita income jumped up fifty percent over the last five years. Joining us this morning is Ilean Her. She's the executive director of the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans.

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