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Greg Barron Listens to audio

Greg Barron is a Peabody award winning reporter who worked in the MPR newsroom in the early 1970s.

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Bao Vang left Thailand for the U.S. at 10. Courtesy of Bao Vang

2015 year marks the 40th anniversary of the Hmong arrival in Minnesota. Take a tour through the MPR archives to look back at the story of Hmong resettlement in the state.

This Week in History

Legislative hearings on school aid formula bill and moratorium on building nuclear power plants

1973
Apr 16, 1973

Proposed school aid formula bill would cost $14 million above Gov. Anderson?s budget recommendation. Senate counsel Rick Sands explains the bill, saying it would provide additional dollars to AFDC and transportation. Sen.

American Jewish families help Russian Jewish families who want to emigrate

1973
Apr 16, 1973

American Jewish families support Russian Jewish families wanting to emigrate by sending them letters, clothing, and writing to officials on their behalf. After the families request visas they face more difficult living conditions. A local family has adopted a Russian Jewish family.

Migrant conference to be held, a forum for migrant workers

1973
Apr 20, 1973

Migrant conference to be held. Discussion about how many might attend the conference, expectations. Interviewees talk about events that will take place at conference, a forum for migrants and response from legislators. Expect State Sen.