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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St Urho ’23 and Me Thank Yous and Wrap Up

A giant KIITOS (THANK YOU) to all of the people who helped to make the 48th 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 selling raffle…

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St. Urho ’23 and Me Information and Schedule of Events

The 48th Annual St Urho’s Celebration will be March 17th, 18th and 19th this year. The Theme is St Urho ’23 and Me. How are you related to Saint Urho? We’re all Finnish on Saint Urho’s Day, right? St Urho’s Celebration in Finland, MN is back for another year with a ton of fun events,…

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John Beargrease Finland Checkpoint 2023

This year the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will be starting at Billy’s Bar in Duluth the morning of Sunday January 29th, so we are expecting the first Marathoners around 6pm and Mid-Distance mushers after that. Be sure to tell your friends to come out and visit the Finland Checkpoint and experience the excitement of…

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Looking Back at 2022 and Looking Forward to 2023

2022 has felt like a “normal” year, or at least, “more normal” than 2020 and 2021. The Clair Nelson Center was used for regular weekly activities throughout this year with only occasional modifications or cancellations due to COVID concerns.  Most importantly, we were able to have Youth Night almost every Thursday this year, and we…

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Featured Volunteer and St Urho Updates

Our featured volunteer for 2022 is Cheri Bischoff for her many years of good work organizing the St Urho’s Day parade! Cheri took over organizing the parade from Carol Youngberg and has done a great job with it for over 10 years. After putting in her time herding all of those cats…err, parade floats, she…

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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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St Urho Flies the Coop – Information and Schedule of Events

St Urho’s Celebration will be March 11th, 12th and 13th this year. The Theme is St Urho Flies the Coop. Are there grapes out there that need protecting? A grasshopper herd that is growing too large? Does Miss Helmi have a sister? Maybe St Urho just needs to take a vacation.  St Urho’s Weekend is…

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