Traveling the Old North Shore

Traveling the Old North Shore – Petrell Finnish Community Hall

Traveling the Old North Shore is a WTIP multi-part series focusing on the history of this diverse region.
In this edition, producer Martha Marnocha learns more about one of Minnesota’s three remaining and actively functioning Finnish Community Halls. Petrell Hall is located on the Brimson-Toimi Road, approximately 30 miles north of Two Harbors.

Lace insulation at Petrell Hall. Photo by Tom Thompson

Mural inside the hall. Photo by Tom Thompson.

Petrell Hall dedication. Photo by Tom Thompson.

With thanks to JoAnn Olson for her contribution to this feature. More information on Petrell Hall can be found on their Facebook page.