STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB Pint-sized auroras possible this weekend Jan. 18-20
A heads-up for all you aurora watchers out there. The NOAA space weather forecast calls for a 30 percent chance for minor geomagnetic storms tonight Jan. 18 through the 20th. That means there's a sm... Posted on 1/18/13 at 6:55 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Christmas Market Tour 2012: Halle (Saale)
There are many cities and towns that are guilded and overrated- full of glanz and glamour on the outside but full of corruption and disappointment on the inside. But there are cities and towns that ... Posted on 1/14/13 at 6:19 AM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK A day hike on the Superior Hiking Trail
Four of us spent a good chunk of Sunday on a stretch of the Superior Hiking Trail. We chose the section of trail that runs between Minnesota Highway 1 (near Finland) and Lake County Road 6. This is ... Posted on 9/6/10 at 1:49 PM
STAFF BLOG RINK & RUN USA 6, Finland 1
By Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times
VANCOUVER, British Columbia. -- The United States did its part to set up a potential rematch with Canada for the gold medal Friday afternoon.
And it did s... Posted on 2/26/10 at 12:10 PM
When the Lake County News-Chronicle called to speak to Kristiina Thums about a recent achievement, she was at track practice. Had it been earlier in the year, her mom said, she’d have been at hockey or volleyball practice. During the day, the Finland 15-year-old is at school in Silver Bay and in between all of this she finds time to paint, draw and earn awards for her musical ability.
With several inches of snow still on the ground, it’s hard to imagine that the Minnesota vegetable planting season will soon be here.
However, the farm at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland is a beehive of activity. A group of Carleton College students and farm manager David Abazs spent a week in late March preparing the land for its first season.
The road winds inland for eight miles through trees and fields to Chelsea Morning Farm. Just beyond a graying weathered fence is a half-round plastic covered greenhouse — the first indication of the farm.
The Friends of the Finland Community presented a $100,000 check to Crystal Bay Township at its annual meeting in March. It’s the culmination of the group’s fundraising efforts over the course of six years and it will go directly towards the debt remaining from the construction of the Clair Nelson Center in Finland.
Last year, the organizers of the Harvest Booya and Finnfest had to make a tough decision. The ranks of volunteers were thinning and younger ones were not stepping in to fill the roster, so in 2012, for the first time since 1985, the booya was cancelled. Unwilling to give up on the beloved fall festival, Stacy Breden and Julie Arnold went to work--now they are hoping to Save the Booya.
The origins of St. Urho’s Day will forever be disputed. Some claim Sulo Havumaki of Bemidji began the legend of St. Urho, and others credit Richard Mattson of Virginia. In the pages of the News-Chronicle in 2011, Karl Aho argued that Herman, a Mesabi Daily News employee, started the St. Urho fable.
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