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The Nytes of St. Urho bow to royalty Karol and David Andreasen Saturday noon. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

St. Urho festival underway in underwear

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Menahga's annual ode to St. Urho is underway this weekend.

Chilly participants saluted their royalty Saturday noon.

The usual bar stool races and hilarity ensures Saturday afternoon, including a snow sculpture contest and parade.

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Saturday night the festival concludes with a dance at 8:30 p.m. at the Menagha VFW. Club. Urho is the fictitious Finnish saint that drove the grasshoppers from the wine crop.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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