Finland gearing up for St. Urho’s Day

February 14, 2013 at 7:48 am in Lake County News-Chronicle

The origins of St. Urho’s Day will forever be disputed. Some claim Sulo Havumaki of Bemidji began the legend of St. Urho, and others credit Richard Mattson of Virginia. In the pages of the News-Chronicle in 2011, Karl Aho argued that Herman, a Mesabi Daily News employee, started the St. Urho fable. Continue Reading