St Urho 2022 Thank Yous and Shout Outs

Kiitos paljon kaikille!  Thank you all so much! To the many people who helped to make the 47th Annual St Urho’s Celebration happen. From the guys who put the sign up over the highway, to the folks in the parade, to all the raffle ticket sellers, to the businesses that helped out by donating or…

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Finland Community Nature Childcare Scheduled to Open in February

At long last, the Finland Community Nature Childcare is scheduled to open this month! They are now taking registration for children ages 6 months to 7 years. Call Elli King at 218-220-8997, email finlandchildcare@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Finland-Community-Nature-ChildCare-110362037541575/ Friends of Finland incubated the childcare project as it has grown to become its own…

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Strategic Planning Potluck Results

For the past month, the Friends of Finland Board has been seeking community input as they develop a strategic plan for 2022-27. Posters, ads in the North Shore Journal, and in-person outreach by staff and board members have generated some great ideas and comments from folks. These ideas were all on display at the September…

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Light in the Dark

2020 has been a lot of hard work to adapt to ever changing circumstances. I have struggled personally. I have watched all of the staff struggle individually. We have struggled together. We have watched our community struggle while we all feel cut off from each other in so many ways. It feels like it took…

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The Finland Community Nature Childcare is Very Close to Opening!

You may have heard already that the Finland Community Nature Childcare has been working with Lake County to acquire a lease for the currently unused County Forestry House, located right in Finland, between the DNR  building and the Fire Hall, on the north side of Highway 1. Friends of Finland has incubated this project from…

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St Urho Makes the ’20s Roar!

The theme of Finland’s 45th Annual St Urho’s Celebration is: St Urho Makes the ’20s Roar! The big weekend will be March 13th, 14th & 15th, 2020. There will also be a float building workshop on March 6th, 7th & 8th at the Clair Nelson Community Center. Finland’s 45th Annual St Urho’s Celebration Schedule of…

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Finlander Forum Year End 2019

Here’s the Finlander Forum  (the Newsletter for the Clair Nelson Center and Crystal Bay Township) for the end of 2019. Please click on the picture or the link below in order to read the whole issue. CNC-Newsletter-YE-2019 Please share widely with your friends and neighbors! If anyone is interested in being added or removed from…

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Finlander Forum Spring/Summer 2018

Here’s the Finlander Forum  (the Newsletter for the Clair Nelson Center and Crystal Bay Township) for Spring/Summer 2018. Please click on the picture or the link below in order to read the whole issue. CNC-Newsletter-June-2018 Please share widely with your friends and neighbors! If anyone is interested in being added or removed from our mailing…

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We are the Solar Champions!

Crystal Bay Township (Finland, MN) was recently given an award by the Minnesota Department of Commerce and Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) for having the most installed solar photo-voltaic (PV) per person in the continental United States. There are a variety of factors contributing to the high amount of solar panels in the Township: 1.…

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Finlander Forum Year End 2017

Here’s the Finlander Forum  (the Newsletter for the Clair Nelson Center and Crystal Bay Township) for the end of 2017. Please click on the picture or the link below in order to read the whole issue. CNC-Newsletter-Dec-2017 Please share widely with your friends and neighbors! If anyone is interested in being added or removed from…

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