We’re Getting an Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven!

At long last, we are getting an outdoor wood-fired oven under one of the pavilions on the grounds at the Clair Nelson Center! We have been working toward this and fundraising for a number of years and it is very exciting that it is finally happening. We’re hoping to have the oven up and running…

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Announcing the 2024 Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship Recipients!

We are excited to announce the 2024 Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship Recipients! Rebecca Blaisdell of Two Harbors Business and Cosmetology at Northwood Technical College Tucker Bright of Two Harbors Business Carmen Carlson of Two Harbors Business at Lake Superior College Congratulations to these young folks! We wish them success in their future endeavors and hope that…

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St Urho 2024 Rundown and Thank You

A giant KIITOS (THANK YOU) to all of the people who helped to make the 49th Annual St. Urho’s Celebration happen. From all of those who help 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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St Urho Travels the World: 2024 Schedule of Events

Finland’s 49th Annual St Urho’s Celebration Schedule of Events Theme – St Urho Travels the World St Urho Online Auction:  Bidding starts March 11th at 6pm and ends on March 17th at 7pm! Bid here! Friday, March 15th –  3pm – Four Seasons Outdoor Urho Celebration begins and goes all weekend! Tent, heaters, firepit, music,…

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Finland Community Scrapbook Archive

We keep a scrapbook archive at the Clair Nelson Center of many of the items that have happened over the recent years here in Finland but especially here at the Center and the recreation site. It started as a way to record and track info about our activities to show to our grant funders, but…

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Home Solutions Kicks off in Finland

By Mike Nikula (Finn), Outreach Coordinator With the ever-growing need for housing, Crystal Bay Township and Friends of Finland have gathered a diverse group of folks in the Finland area as a team that has dubbed itself “Finland Home Solutions.” After gathering input and participation through multiple public meetings and a community-wide survey, our goal…

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Finland Farmers Market Summer 2023 Recap

by Kyle Flack, Finland Farmers Market Coordinator The Summer Farmers Market this year was a great success for everyone involved. A variety of wonderful vendors were here each week offering their delicious products for sale at a great price. But that’s just one aspect of our amazing market. Many customers are drawn to the market…

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Announcing the 2023 Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship Recipients!

We are excited to announce the 2023 Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship Recipients! Chase Hipple of Silver Bay Residential Electrician Certificate at Lake Superior College Samuel Peterson of Silver Bay Marine and Power Sports Technician at Alexandria Technical College Grayson Peterson of Two Harbors Electrical Lineworker Diploma at MN State Community and Technical College Ethan Swartout of…

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New Faces at the Clair Nelson Center!

We want to welcome two new staff members to the Friends of Finland Core Staff: Kyle Flack as the new Operations Lead, and Jenni Yandrasits as the new Finance Lead. In Kyle’s own words: My love of the North Shore goes back as far as I can remember. My father would bring us to the…

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Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship Deadline Extended Until May 1st, 2023

The deadline for the Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship has been extended through May 1st. Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarships offer financial assistance to high school seniors and adult residents of School District 381. Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in a vocational or technical field. Vocational career fields are usually considered to be those…

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