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MN90: A Socialist Opera House Brings Pride to the Finnish Immigrant Community

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MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds

Finnish immigrants came to Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range to take jobs in the mines. Because working conditions were brutal, many went on strike 1916. The action cost them their jobs and the strikers were blacklisted. Producer Allison Herrera tells us about a special meeting place that elevated the community.