Fresh Off First Major Snowfall, Outdoor Enthusiasts Hit the Trails

Staff at Maple Grove Lodging & Bait Store in Finland is Receiving a Plethora of Phone Calls Regarding Trail Conditions

FINLAND, Minn. – Just days after the first snow of the season, and outdoor winter enthusiasts are chomping at the bit to begin doing what they love. “We’re excited, the ice is forming really well for ice fishing so that was great,” said Nicole Chumley, owner of Maple Grove Lodging & Bait Store. From ice fishing to more intense activities…

Lake Dedicated to Veteran Fishing Trips Receives Large Donation

Legacy Lake was Born Back in 2009 After the Land was Purchased by Local Businessman Larry Schanno

FINLAND, Minn. – This October marks 30 years since the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay first opened its doors. Since then, hundreds of residents have resided there, experiencing events and opportunities with the close community inside. One summer activity takes the cake, year after year. “Got a big one! Oh, I lost him,” said Frank Stella, a retired U.S….

Finland Businesses Take Care of Greenwood Fire Crews from Incident Command Post

Firefighters have been coming through the Finland Co-Op for daily essentials like snacks, clothes, and coffee they get for free.

FINLAND, Minn.- Other businesses in the small town of Finland have seen more firefighters coming through after the Eastern Area Incident Command Post moved there from Isabella while fighting the Greenwood Fire. The Finland Co-Op a staple of the community since the 1900s, has been there for the firefighters’ daily essentials like snacks, clothes, and coffee they give them free….

Finland, Minnesota to Be ‘Hopping’ With Grasshoppers, Grapes for 46th St. Urho’s Day Saturday

Most festivities will be outdoors while events like the "Miss Helmi" cross dressing Beauty Pageant will be virtual.

FINLAND, Minn.- The longstanding zany tradition of St. Urho’s Day will continue for its 46th year in Finland, Minnesota, just looking a little different. The annual St. Urho’s Day Parade will take place this Saturday at noon along Highway 1 in Finland. Most festivities will be outdoors over the weekend while events like the “Miss Helmi” cross dressing Beauty Pageant…

Grasshoppers and Grapes: Celebrating 45th Annual St. Urho’s Day

The tradition continued despite Coronavirus concerns.

FINLAND, Minn.- Despite Coronavirus fears shutting down many public events across the country, hundreds of people filled Highway 1 in Finland for the 45th annual St. Urho’s Day Parade. It’s like the Mardi Gras of Minnesota, filling the Highway with green and purple. “I think it’s fabulous. It’s nice to see all these people come together and be happy,” Twin…

St. Urho’s Celebration Continues Strong in Finland, Minnesota

St. Urho's Celebration is Happening March 13 - 15 in Finland, Minnesota

FINLAND, Minn. – There’s been an invasion! It’s time to chase the grasshoppers from the community of Finland, Minnesota. The annual St. Urho’s Day Celebration is happening Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15. The highly anticipated parade will commence down Highway 1 on Saturday, March 14 starting at 12:00 p.m. This year’s theme celebrates the roaring 1920s. St. Urho…

More Snow Means More Business Up North Shore

Different North Shore Businesses prepare for winter tourists after last week's snowfall.

NORTH SHORE, Minn.- It seems Jack Frost made an early stop up the North Shore, and businesses couldn’t be happier. “We all live here for a reason. So we’re big fans of the snow and the cold,” said Jordyn Timberlake. The Bartender and Housekeep at Knotted Pine Inn and Tavern in Isabella is looking at increased business for both the…

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….