By Wyn Huynh, contributor

 202106 PekingGardenThe devastating results from the riots and looting on the day George Floyd was killed just a year ago have put many businesses out of business. Compounding with the blow of the COVID pandemic, many retail stores, restaurants and shops shuttered their doors — some permanently. A lucky few survived, however.

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 By Jennifer Bennerotte, contributor

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The Rotary Club of Edina presented Melody Zhou with its 2021 Chrysanne Manoles Women in Leadership Award at its May 6 meeting.



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by Romi Slowiak, Board member. Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society, contributor; April 2021

Sometimes you think you are not really in control of your life, not sure where you are going, and then you realize every step has led to this moment.  

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This article by Sarah Lemagie, reprinted with permission from the Minneapolis Foundation, first appeared in the foundation’s website on Dec.7, 2020.


 When the pandemic struck Minnesota this spring, Pearl Bergad reached out to her two sons and their wives: We’ve built up a pretty substantial reserve in our Donor Advised Fund at the Minneapolis Foundation, she pointed out. Let’s do something with it now.

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 Photos from Local Chinese New Year celebrations.  




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