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Members of the Sons of Norway Runic Vennskap Lodge include (standing, left to right): Dale Braunschwieg, Ralph Tillitt, Carol Tillitt, Arthur Isackson, Marcella Isackson, Judy Burkey, Edith Kelly, Elroy Frank, Leland Bennett, Harold Knutson, Marian Wrolson, Duane Moe, Marcia Hoffman, Ronald Wrolson, Darlene Hanson, Lars Nelson, Hazel Walters, Audrey Waage; (seated) Orlinda Hauch, Darline Knutson, Marjorie Moe, Sylvia Johnson, Lars Nelson, Louise Wiley and David Wiley. (photo by Caroline Roers)

Sharing a heritage

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Surrounded by mounds of lefsa and thick accents, it comes as no surprise that there is a strong German, Swedish and Norwegian heritage encompassing the Midwest that has not been forgotten over the years.

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Though many Norwegian ancestors came to America more than 100 years ago, members of the Alexandria Sons of Norway continue to gather and embrace their heritage.

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