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House of Jacobs closes up shop, but popular lefse is still available


Norwegian sweaters, Swedish crystal, Danish iron candleworks and the gnarled-nosed trolls that cross all Scandinavian borders are no longer for sale in downtown Willmar.

With the Aug. 2 closing of the House of Jacobs, the local availability of specialty Scandinavian items has declined, in part, because the Scandinavian population and the desire to hold onto that culture is also declining.

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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.
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