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Finland News: July 26

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Deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Harold Fallgren. Harold died on Monday, July 15, in Baxter, Minn., at the age of 90. Harold and his family lived in Finland very many years. A service was held on July 20 in Brainerd. Burial will be at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

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Jim and Marlene Voita of Afton spent a few days at their cabin and took in the events in Finland this past weekend. They had a chance to visit with many friends and enjoy a cup of coffee with Ruth Himes and Judy Martell and to purchase Ruth's book, which Ruth signed for them. They also informed me they still love to get the Chronicle and enjoy reading it very much. This next week they are looking forward to seeing all the tall ships that will be sailing into Duluth.

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Josh, Julie and Ava Arnold motored up for the weekend to help with the Save the Booya silent auction and dance.

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The Booya Committee would like to thank everyone who donated and came out to support the Booya at the Silent Auction on Saturday at the Clair Nelson Center. The will be hosting another silent auction with new items at the Tori, Aug. 10 at the Finland Minnesota Historical Site.

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The Haveri Family Reunion was held on Saturday at the Finland Minnesota Historical Site. There was a nice turnout and the weather was beautiful. Bob and Diane King, son of Lloyd King, came the farthest from the State of Virginia. A good time was had by all.

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The 29th annual Finland Firemen's Softball Tournament was held at the Finland Rec. Field on Saturday and Sunday with eleven teams from Minneapolis, Duluth, Grand Marais, Isabella, Silver Bay and Finland participating. The weather was beautiful, which contributed to the large spectator turnout both days. The tournament was won by John's Sanitary of Silver Bay after a hard fought battle with long time entrant Pike team of the Minneapolis area. The Leinies team of Silver Bay took home third place honors. The 30th annual Firemen's Tournament is planned for July 19-20, 2014.

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