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Rajanen, secretary-treasurer, and Onni Laine, Aili Niemi, Walter Salmio and Onni Syrjäniemi. John Niemi, who served as business manager, was also the majority stockholder. The newspaper was published twice a week, at a subscription fee of $6.00 per year.

That the enterprise did not come up to its stockholders' expectations was apparent in a financial report of March 1955, declaring that the paper had operated at a loss of over $9,200 in 1954. 1 , the 1955 loss was a great deal less, the paper nevertheless met sudden death in February 1956. The end was reported in Minnesotan Uutiset, which explained that it was due to the sudden death of John Niemi and the impossibility of finding a new man capable of bringing in the required advertising revenue on which the existence of the paper depended. By agreement, the Minnesotan Uutiset was being sent to the readers of the defunct Keskilännen Sanomat to satisfy their unexpired subscriptions. After this, the Industrialisti re

mained as the only Finnish newspaper being published in Duluth. Amerikan Kaiku: There have been other newspapers published in Finnish in Duluth, but they have all been more or less temporary. One of the early ones was the Pohjolainen, published in Duluth during 1902-1903, but edited in part inVirginia, Minnesota. The men behind this enterprise were Eetu Aaltio, Väinö Koivisto and Arvid Södergren. Another paper with a brief Duluth existence was the Amerikan Kaiku (American Echo), which had an unusual history behind it.

Finnish newspapers published in Minnesota in 1956 314


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