Minnesotans with roots in Laos watch Obama's historic visit

President Obama receives flowers in Luang Prabang.
President Obama receives flowers upon arrival on Air Force One in Luang Prabang on September 7, 2016.
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Chanida Phaengdara Potter, founding editor and publisher of Little Laos on the Prairie online magazine, spoke to MPR News host Tom Weber about changes to the Lao economy and the millions of U.S. dollars committed to help clear unexploded ordnance and cluster bombs. She also reflected on what it means to have the world's media spotlight focused on Laos.

To hear the full conversation, use the audio player above.

Correction (Sept. 8, 2016): An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the materials the U.S. is supplying funds to help clear.

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