Woodcarver Phillip Odden demonstrates his woodcarving skills at Hostfest, November 1996. Photo: Barbara Stitzer
North America's largest Scandinavian festival,
held in Minot, North Dakota, the Norsk Hostfest celebrates the
strong immigration ties North Dakota has to the Scandinavian
countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland.
Originating in 1978, Norsk Hostfest is a long weekend of
celebrations honoring the heritage and traditions of those
Originally submitted by: Byron Dorgan, Senator.
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