On this day in 1991...

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Choua Lee becomes the first Hmong-American in the country elected to public office.

Lee, just 23 years old, wins a spot on the St. Paul School Board.

In the following 10 years, Minnesota's Hmong population would more than double in the state.

Lee, who served one term, would decline reelection after completing her time on the school board.

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