Weather Forecast

Chue Vang sits in his Maplewood, Minn. home Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Vang's brother died in 2006 because of an error an area hospital made in his diagnosis, and Vang used some of the settlement money to start the Hmong American Education Fund. Jeffrey Thompson/MPR News

From chaos to college

Email News Alerts

When Chue Vang's family fled war-torn Laos four decades ago, at four he was too young to capture a lasting impression of their frantic journey.


Though his memories of his family's life in Laos are blurry, he can recall riding on his mother's back and the pulsing sound of helicopter blades above.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Call 218-855-5897 and we can help you.