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A celebration of Scandinavian and Scandinavian/American folk music here in Nisswa Minnesota.



Nisswa, Minnesota

An early name given to the local area by immigrants was Hill's Crossing. The Leech Lake Trail and another logging road crossed here at Webster Hill's Homestead, circa 1886. That name gave way to "Smiley" in 1898, in honor of Ernest Smiley, the founder of the settlement's post office. The community continued to grow and, due to some local politics, the name was changed again to Nisswa in 1908. Nisswa is derived from an Ojibwa word "nessawae" -- which translates to "in the middle" of "three". Nisswa is indeed located in the middle of three interconnected lakes.

Today, Nisswa is a vibrant communtiy where summertime is definitely king. Nisswa gets positively cosmopolitan with the influx of summer residents and visitors. Most people come to Nisswa because they are drawn to the natural beauty of the area. Soon they are also pleasantly surprised by the quality of the "man made" attractions .... lots of unique shops, excellent eating establishments and the Paul Bunyan Hiking trail, all available in Nisswa.

Nisswa-stämman is fortunate to have many local business sponsors. For a complete list of Nisswa-stämman sponsors, the folks that make all of this possible, please click here

Do you need to "convince" someone close to you that a trip to Nisswa would be worthwhile? Please have him/her explore the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce web site for more information about the Nisswa community. http://www.nisswa.com





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