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Move over, Nordic Noir, a new literary brand is emerging from the North! Something strange has been lurking within Finnish literature, and now it has a name of its own: Finnish Weird

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Twin Cities Region Hosts This Year’s FinnFest 

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Coming to FinnFest in Minneapolis this August: Maarit Hurmerinta is a Finnish singer celebrating her 40th Anniversary as an artist this year. 


A "Must See" Video 

Ruut sings "Church Bells" from her recent CD Glimpse

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Book Review

Finns in the United States: A History of Settlement,

Dissent, and Integration  Edited By Auvo Kostiainen, and Reviewed by Ivy Nevala 

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CD Review: Bittersweet

A New Recording from Diane Jarvi 

Reviewed by Kathy McTavish and Sheila Packa 

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Our Job: Publishing Our Family Stories

by Gerry Henkel, Editor 

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Unintended Consequences at the Crossroads – a review of Paula Jaakkola’s New CD – Spring 2014

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Photograph of Paula Jaakkola by Erika Hokanson


Should You Be Worried About NSA Surveillance? Mikko Hyppönen Thinks You Should Be – Spring 2014

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Niilo Koponen and the Talkoot Tradition, With an Introduction by Lynn Laitala - Spring 2014

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Russell Jokela, A Woodworker In Japan, Considers The Value of Handwork In An Era Of Mass Production - Spring 2014

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Book Review: The Smartest Kids In The World – Winter 2014

Ivy Nevala reviews Amanda Ripley's book on education.

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Ruut's New CD "Glimpse" - A Perfect Union of Songs and Production – Autumn 2013

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Ira Salmela: I Had A Lovely Journey To Finland, But Also A Painful Realization – Autumn 2013

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Katja Toivola - A Finnish Connection to Jazz in New Orleans – Autumn 2013

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An Interview With Marja-Leena Rathje - The Art of Seeing – Summer 2013

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