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Funeral services set for Wilmington's 'Troll Lady'


WILMINGTON, NC ( -- Funeral services are planned July 19 for Minna Kuuskoski, a Wilmington storyteller, artist and puppeteer who was beloved as "the Troll Lady."

Kuuskoski, 61, died Monday. Born in Finland, she joined the family business, making and selling whimsical dolls inspired by Scandinavian myths about trolls.

Kuuskoski gained a following with her regular Saturday afternoon storytelling sessions for children at "U.S. Trolls," the family's retail outlet at 2305 Market St.

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