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Little Finland celebrates Laskiainen


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KIMBALL, Wis. — It was a packed house Sunday at Little Finland, and people kept coming through the doors as the organization held its annual Laskianinen celebration.

The diners enjoyed a meal of Finnish pea soup, kropsua oven pancakes and refreshments — with all of food made fresh for the event.

“That’s why it’s so good,” Steve Schurtter said.

Along with the meal, those interested could take Little Finland’s kick sled for a ride in the snow outside.

Laskiainen roughly translates to sliding day, Little Finland president Ken Hannul...

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