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Hmong doing well in La Crosse County



A study find La Crosse County’s Hmong, here for roughly for two generations, is fitting in well.

The study was done by the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

“The Asian, in particular the Hmong population, as I understand, is a really good assimilation of a culture into another culture,” Community resource educator Karl Green said. “It’s a really good success story.”

Part of that success can apparently be measured in home ownership.

“The home ownership rates of hmong americans is one of the highest of a culture that comes into the U.S.,” Green said.

Onalaska Hmong population is eight percent. Hmong in the U.S. make up about four or five percent.

Hmong refugees from southeast Asia first began arriving in large numbers to western Wisconsin around 1980.

The largest minority population in La Crosse County is Asian — Hmong representing the biggest part of that group.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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