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Descendants of Guri Endresen gather to have their photograph taken Saturday on the steps of Vikor Church on Solomon Lake north of Willmar during the annual memorial. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Emotional, surprising encounter as Guri Endresen remembered


WILLMAR -- Lovise and Rune Holmedal and their daughter Kaia left their home on the west coast of Norway for a holiday in America, taking in sites from Chicago to the Grand Canyon.

They stopped Sunday at the Guri Endresen historic cabin on Lake Solomon north of Willmar to check out some of the family stories about the ancestor who had left Norway for America, only to lose her husband and a son when attacked during the U.S. Dakota Conflict of 1862.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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