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Finland, Minnesota
Signpost for the community of Finland
Signpost for the community of Finland
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lake
Townships Beaver Bay, Crystal Bay
Area
 • Total 5.422 sq mi (14.04 km2)
 • Land 5.400 sq mi (13.99 km2)
 • Water 0.022 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,329 ft (405 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 195
 • Density 35.96/sq mi (13.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55603
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 656231

Finland is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Crystal Bay and Beaver Bay townships, Lake County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 195.

Geography

The community of Finland is located 6 miles inland from Lake Superior's North Shore; and 39 miles northeast of the city of Two Harbors.

State Highway 1, County Road 6, and County Road 7 are three of the main routes in the community.

The Baptism River flows through the community. George H. Crosby Manitou State Park is located 7 miles northeast of Finland.

The community is located within the Finland State Forest in Lake County.

History

A post office called Finland has been in operation since 1915. A large share of the early settlers being natives of Finland caused the name to be selected.

The Lutheran church was apparently struck by lightning on 6 July, 2013 and burned down.

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