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Grant Aaseng, left, a pastor from Alexandria, and Matthew Lovik sample Norwegian cuisine in Forsand, Norway, during the taping of the reality series, "The Great Norway Adventure 2," or "Alt for Norge." The series follows 12 Norwegian-Americans sent to Norway to compete in a series of extreme cultural challenges. (AP Photo/Monster Entertainment)

Alexandria minister enjoys fame from Norwegian reality show

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NEW YORK - Grant Aaseng lives a quiet life as a Lutheran minister in Alexandria, Minn. He's no celebrity.

Yet the last time he was in Oslo, Norway, the ticket takers and security agents at the airport all recognized him. Children would point him out to parents and say, "Isn't he the guy from TV?" More than 400 Norwegian strangers asked to be his friend on Facebook.

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