Traveling sauna back in Cokato after 21,000 miles

COKATO, MN – A traveling sauna created by Finnleo Sauna of Cokato has had quite an adventure this past year.

Named Sisu (Finnish for courage), the sauna toured the US to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence from Russia. The first stop last January was at Temperance Corner near Cokato to check out “The Oldest Sauna in North America.” The journey officially kicked off with an inauguration in front of Minneapolis Orchestra Hall with Finnish Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi.

Read about its journey in the Dec. 29 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

This special sauna, named Sisu (Finnish for courage) was chosen as Finland’s centennial mascot.  It traveled the US throughout 2017, helping to celebrate Finland’s heritage. Sisu was created by Finnleo Sauna in Cokato.

This special sauna, named Sisu (Finnish for courage) was chosen as Finland’s centennial mascot. It traveled the US throughout 2017, helping to celebrate Finland’s heritage. Sisu was created by Finnleo Sauna in Cokato.

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