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Have you wondered how the Heikki Lunta thing got started? Here's what the local rag (Mining Gazette) reported.
"Heikki is the creation of radio salesman Dave Riutta. Riutta concocted the character to rally support for the 1970 Range Snowmobile Club’s race, which was in danger of being canceled due to a lack of snow. Riutta wrote the words and music for the “Heikki Lunta Snow Dance Song” and took the song to radio station, WMPL, where he worked with station owner Bob Olson to create the Lunta legend."