30 years since arrival, life improving for many Hmong in Minnesota

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Many of Minnesota's estimated 52,000 Hmong residents arrived over the past three decades as refugees. They fought for the U.S. during the Vietnam war. To escape Communist retribution, they had to leave their homeland in the mountains of Laos often with little more than the clothing they wore. Thirty years later, Hmong poverty is still an issue, but rates are down sharply, and life for many is improving.

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Digitization made possible by the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, approved by voters in 2008.

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