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Norwegians, Mexicans celebrate their heritages at regional events

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WILLMAR -- Two ethnic groups will celebrate significant dates in their history with festivals in the area this weekend.

Syttende Mai recognizes Norway's May 17 declaration of independence and the triumph of constitutional government.


Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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