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St. Urho’s Legend Lives on for 44th Year

Fictional Hero Celebrated in Finland

DULUTH, Minn.- Not many celebrations can shut down a whole state highway. But then again, not many celebrations are quite like St. Urho’s Day. The festival stems from a folktale made in Virginia, MN in the 1950s. “I think it was the season of like growing grapes and there were like grasshoppers or something,” wondered one St. Urho attendee. “It’s about…

Catching Hoppers This Weekend at Annual St. Urho’s Day Celebration

The St. Urho's Day Celebration is Happening March 15 - 17 in Finland, Minnesota

FINLAND, Minn. – Folks in Finland, Minnesota are inviting St. Urho enthusiasts to join in on the 44th Annual St. Urho’s Celebration March 15 – 17. This year’s theme is “Catching Hoppers: St. Urho Builds a Thingamajiggy!” St. Urho is a fictional Finnish saint who is said to have chased away the grasshoppers to save the grape crop. St. Urho’s…

Laskiainen Slides Into 82nd Year

Finnish Sliding Festival Continues in Northland

DULUTH, Minn.-This weekend’s warmer weather was perfect to get outside, and folks in Palo celebrated the great Northland landscape the same way they have for the last 82 years. Laskiainen, or the Finnish Sliding Festival, slid into its 82nd year. What started as a Finnish winter tradition is now a tradition perfectly fitting the Northland. People from as far as…

Sami Soiree of Culture and Fun

North American Sami Gathering held in Park Point

Duluth, Minn.- Duluth was the center of a cultural congregation this weekend. The Sami Cultural center of North America hosted a gathering for North American Sami at the Lafayette Community Center. Sami from as far away as Alaska and Canada came out for the event. According to organizers, Duluth is full of Sami. “Because we are a gathering for Scandinavian…

Finnish Culture to be Highlighted at Annual Event this Weekend

2018 Kalevala Day Celebration

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the Finnish culture is being celebrated through an annual event. The 2018 Kalevala Day Celebration is taking place on Sunday, February 25. The fun starts up at 1:00 p.m. at Kenwood Lutheran Church located at 2720 Myers Ave. in Duluth. There will be a bake sale, live music and a program by Jim Pellman. Categories:…

Douglas County Historical Society Welcomes “The Reading Room”

Twin Ports Residents will have Two Chances to See "The Reading Room"

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Direct from Finland, the Douglas County Historical Society welcomes the Fiasko Theatre with the presentation of “The Reading Room” written by Ann Toumi. The Finish National Theater Company will present “The Reading Room” at the Douglas County Historical Society located at 1101 John Avenue in Superior on Thursday, September 28. Twin Ports residents will have the chance…

Finnish Choir to Perform in Duluth

Concert Celebrates Finland's 100 Years of Independence

DULUTH, Minn. – This year Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence. To celebrate, local Finnish-Americans are hosting several events throughout the year. Friday, June 9 a Finnish choir is performing in Duluth. The Naantali Chamber Choir will provide the audience a variety of Finnish choral music, from beloved classics to brand new pieces. The theme of the concert is…

Four Seasons Supper Club

A Finland Staple Filling Up Hungry Snowmobilers For Nearly 50 Years

It’s no secret, Northlander’s love their four seasons. However, for residents of Finland Minnesota the feeling means something a little different. Owner Bonnie Tikkanen says, “I love winter just as much as summer, except for when it gets way too cold. Nobody likes that too much.” Instead of a winter freeze or summer heat, think sizzling burgers and cold drinks….