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LaVonne Hookom, left, and Jean Berg, both of Willmar, look at photos and books with information about people who came from eastern Norway. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Finding Norwegian roots in Minn.

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WILLMAR -- When early immigrants from eastern Norway organized a reunion in 1913 in Fargo, N.D. to celebrate their common heritage, they gathered in the woods for a group photograph.

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Old men wearing suits, women wearing long black dresses and hats and squirmy children who are blurred in movement are frozen in a moment of time when home still really meant Norway.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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