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The ‘Hmong Village’ in Saint Paul

Last week, something called the ‘Hmong Village’ opened here in Saint Paul, to a moderate amount of local fanfare. The name may evoke images of either an ethnic ghetto, or a subsidized housing project, but both are quite far from the truth. It’s actually a market – bazaar might be a more appropriate term – that’s very, very heavily targeted towards the Hmong population here. Being an unemployed slacker, I wandered by on two recent days to have a look, have a bite to eat, and broaden my cultural horizons a bit.

End result? It’s a mighty interesting place indeed, let down slightly by a bit of bad planning.
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