St. Paul is far from Finland or northern Minnesota. But those wishing to experience the benefits of a sauna session will be able to sit and sweat at Como Regional Park.

With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Warners' Stellian and Como Dockside, St. Paul has teamed with Little Box Sauna and 612 Sauna Society to offer a sauna experience available, free, by reservation during the month of February.

The sauna will be located near Como Dockside at the Pavilion on Como Lake. It will be available for reservations on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4:30 p.m. Opening night is Friday.

Use of the sauna is free, but registration is required.