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April 5, 2018

Finnish American Reporter welcomes Finnish intern Pauliina Lehto

Fifteen years ago, as a 13-year-old girl, Pauliina Lehto met two of her “American cousins” for the first time at her grandfather’s 80th birthday party in Finland. Lehto’s grandmother had made “kotikalja” (alcohol-free, home-made fermented beverage) for the occasion and one of the first things the foreign guests asked her was what it was.

The direct translation would have been home-made beer, and she knew that wasn’t right, but could not come up with a better word back then.

“It was the [...]

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