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Pekka Lintu, the Finnish ambassador to the United States, discussed international affairs with a group of high school students Saturday at the Concordia Language Villages Finnish Village 35th anniversary. Ambassador Lintu flew from Washington, D.C., to Bemidji for the celebration. Student from left, identified by their Finnish names, are Raetta from Hibbing, Hilja from Milwaukee, Wis., Milja from Bishop, Calif., and Ritva from Park Rapids. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Concordia Language Villages: Finnish ambassador celebrates Salolampi anniversary


Pekka Lintu, the ambassador to the United States from Finland, told a group of campers and staff that viewing the Finnish flag flying on Midsummer Day over Salolampi Concordia Language Village was a pleasure.

Salolampi, Concordia Language Villages Finnish Village, celebrated its 35th anniversary Saturday. The Salolampi Foundation and Concordia Language Villages invited Ambassador Lintu, who flew from the embassy in Washington, D.C., to Bemidji to take part in the celebration.

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