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Hmong Freedom Celebration and sports festival on July 4, 2014

Four decades ago the first Hmong refugees began arriving in Minnesota, refugees hoping to build new lives. The Minnesota History Center's "We are Hmong Minnesota" exhibit opens this upcoming weekend to tell their stories. Hear 'We are Hmong Minnesota': A 40-year journey, remembered (Listen in Hmong)on MPR News and explore our coverage and archive:

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Gaylord settles police racial profiling lawsuit

To settle a federal lawsuit, Gaylord and Sibley County officials agreed to pay $20,000 each to Jesus Manuela Mendoza. Officials also agreed to recruit minorities and people with Spanish skills.

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Today’s Music News: Björk’s new album art is really something

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New Classical Tracks: The joy and tumult of Beethoven

The Cypress String Quartet were first inspired to record Beethoven's late quartets. Now 'telling the story backwards', they are releasing a three-CD set of Beethoven's middle quartets, works that came at a tumultuous time in the composer's life. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the recordings.

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Austin, Albert Lea Area Listeners

Due to technology issues listeners of The Current in the Austin and Albert Lea areas will experience reduced signal and outages. Listeners can stream The Current online or use one of our mobile apps. Thank you for your patience!