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Reassuring Norwegian kin of their value to home country

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Norwegian charm offensive continues as another high-ranking diplomat tours the area to reassure descendants of the immigrants that they remain "giants in the Earth" -- and valued kin.

Wegger Strommen, Norway's ambassador to the United States, will speak at 2 p.m. Friday in UND's Gamble Hall. The lecture is open to the public.

He previewed his remarks in a statement released by the embassy:

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