Sunday, July 23, 2006

Places - Norseland

Norseland, MN

Located just west of St. Peter on Minnesota Highway 22, Norseland consists of a couple of quaint churches, a feed store, and a general store that (sadly) closed its doors this spring after its 148th year of operation. It is an area with some beautiful countryside, and it is steeped in Norwegian tradition. The Norseland Lutheran Church still celebrates the Norwegian holiday “Syttende Mai” every May 17th. There is also a marker that commemorates those lost in an attack during the U.S. Dakota Conflict of 1862.

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