202203 CNY MOA4Lunar Year of the Tiger celebrated at Mall of America

By Will Ahern | contributor

Although the pandemic has dampened the ability to gather and celebrate together, the Lunar New Year was recently celebrated by many Chinese communities throughout the world.  This year, however, Mall of America joined in the celebration by holding its own 30-year anniversary.

202202 5 SPChineseGarden GateBy Bill Zajicek, Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society | February 2022

 Saint Paul Department of Parks & Recreation Design & Construction Group is leading the design-community engagement process for the second phase of the St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden.  The goal: construction documents in Spring.

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By William Zajicek, contributor

 The St. Paul - Changsha China Friendship Garden, aka Liu Ming Yuan, is entering its second phase of development.  Planning will be funded by Legacy funding from the State of Minnesota.

 st entrance archway installed in summer 2019

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By Will Ahern | Contributor

After a year-and-a-half hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Heritage Foundation Friends (CHFF) has reprised its Sunday Teas Series with a presentation on “The History of the Chinese Restaurant Business in Minnesota.”



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By Greg Hugh

The St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden, located in Phalen Park, St. Paul, celebrated the launch of the Garden’s Phase II design, planning and construction with a site dedication event on Sept.18, 2021.

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An Asian-themed mix of grocery, restaurants, retail and office is expected to be a regional attraction and has received approvals from the Eden Prairie City Council on Aug. 17.

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