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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Uff da. Norwegians of Wisconsin unite!

Look out, German descendants of Southern Wisconsin. My fellow Norwegian descendants are gathering in Eau Claire this weekend.

Dixie Hansen, president of Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken and the registrar of the stevne, said people can expect a full range of experiences related to their Norwegian roots.

“We try to pick areas where there are dense populations of Norwegian ancestry for our event,” she said. “Eau Claire, because of the logging industry, has a pretty big population.”

I didn't read anything about viking pillaging and looting practices, but I see sectarian violence on Wisconsin's horizon as two of the state's major ethnic groups chafe over which nationality's signature dish is better, lutefisk or wienerschnitzel.