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Bill, left, and Sunny Frantzich, center, are shown the Willmar area land that once belonged to their family as part of their tour Friday of the former Tallakson homestead. (Tribune photo by Kayla Prasek)

Tallakson family visits historic roots in Willmar, Minn.

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WILLMAR -- In 1844, Salve Tallakson and two of his children moved from Grimstad, Norway, to the United States, eventually ending up in Willmar. On Friday, Tallakson's descendants, along with descendants from his second wife, Bertha Kiland's, family, visited Willmar to learn about their American roots.


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