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Little Finland celebrates 60 years

By MEGAN HUGHES

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HURLEY - Members of Little Finland have dedicated themselves to preserving local Finnish roots for 60 years.

That's the word from Ken Hannula, board president of Little Finland, which is a National Finnish American Festival Cultural Center.

To celebrate those 60 years, Little Finland held a gathering on Sunday, complete with live music, good food and tours of the historic structures surrounding the main hall.

According to Hannula, Little Finland began at a storefront in downtown Hurley in 1964, until it eventually moved to the dry storage building of Whi...