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September 27, 2017

Presentation about U.P. Dialect by Wil Rankinen

The residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have a unique dialect, one that Dr. Wil Rankinen has studied in depth. Currently Dr. Rankinen is a linguistics professor at Grand Valley State University. This presentation will be free and open to the public.

September 26, 2017

Your guide to day 1 of Festival Ruska

Festival Ruska kicks off Wednesday, September 27

The color season is nearing its peak in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, and with that we’ve arrived at Festival Ruska 2017! This is meant to be a guide to your day one, which is the busiest day of the third annual festival that’s hosted by Finlandia University.

Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center is host to two of the three events during Festival Ruska’s opening day.

All three of the opening day [...]

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