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This is part of the Norwegian immigrant exhibit at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria. (photo by Caroline Roers)

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By 2009, there were 868,361 self-described Norwegians in Minnesota. That number is equal to that of the combined populations of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Duluth and St. Cloud, according to the 2009 U.S. census.

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With such a strong Norwegian influence, Judy Burkey, president of the Alexandria Sons of Norway Runic Vennskap Lodge, said that Norway had a vital impact in shaping Minnesota's history.

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