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Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS Stilted puppeteers walk through the streets of New York Mills to announce the beginning of the puppet pageant.

‘Epic’ entertainment

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New York Mills held its annual Corn Feed and Puppet Pageant last Friday.

As in past years, a truckload of corn was cooked up for the event, which also featured an original large-scale puppet performance based on The Kalevala, a 19th century work of epic poetry rooted in Finnish folklore.

Local residents help make the costumes and participate in the pageant every year.

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