FinnFest 2024 Registration

March 1, 2024

Early Bird Tickets Now Available! Register for FinnFest 2024 before March 15 and take advantage of the Early Bird discount. This will be the lowest price for full festival registration and with the discount, Full (5-Day) Festival Pass is only $150. Dates are July 24-28,…

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FGGMN Mourns the Passing of Two Members

February 18, 2024

We are sad to lose two active members of FGGMN in February, Marian Sawyer and Richard Harju. Sawyer, Marian Eileen 78, of Bloomington, MN, passed away on February 8, 2024. Marian was born on April 1, 1945 to Alphonse and…

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Longtime Member Stanley Gabriel Passes

November 5, 2023

Stanley Gabriel of Eden Prairie, MN., passed away peacefully the morning of October 24 at his home surrounded by family – just two days after celebrating his 90th birthday. Stanley and his wife, Marjatta, were FGGMN members for many many years.…

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A Portrait Image of Jeanne Swope Holding Out a Paper in Hand

FGGMN Mourns the Passing of Longtime Member/Board Member Jeanne Swope

October 31, 2023

Jeanne Luoma Swope passed away peacefully on October 25th, 2023, at age 78, after a long illness. She was a reader, a writer and an artist, a student of Finnish, a beloved sister, mother and grandmother, and a good friend.…

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