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Greg Larsen, second from left in the back row, was one of 12 Americans of Norwegian heritage featured on the 2013 edition of “Alt for Norge,’’ or All for Norway, one of the country’s most popular shows. He is pictured here with other American cast members donning Viking outfits for a group photo with the show’s host. Submitted

Great-grandson of pioneer family is on Norway TV’s ‘Alt for Norge’

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Andrew Hegreberg said goodbye forever to his family in the region of Stavanger, Norway, at age 15 in the late 1800s.

He spent his first winter in America burning cow chips for heat in a sod house near Minot, N.D. He eventually made his way to Spicer, Minn., where he farmed and started a family.

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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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