There were many newspapers and periodicals printed in the languages of the subscribers. They kept immigrants informed of the news of the day and helped people maintain their ethnic connections. Present-day ethnic presses continue the tradition of keeping not only older immigrant groups, but also newly immigrated and native readers, informed of current news and issues. I remember clearly my grandparents with their copies of the Finnish language Minnesotan Utiset, published in New York Mills.
~Marlene Wisuri, Duluth, MN