Vikings in North America? Here’s what we really know

Now that the purple and gold Vikings have been eliminated from the NFL playoffs, it’s safe to share a story about the other vikings without causing confusion. Did you know it’s widely believed Icelandic explorer Leif Erickson was the actual first European to set foot on North America? He did it at least a couple

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World’s oldest runestone found in Norway, archaeologists believe

A remarkable rock was found in a grave field west of Oslo recently. Known as a runestone, it’s the writing and the date that makes it special, and this one is really special because it may be the oldest example yet discovered of writing and the runic alphabet in Scandinavia. Get the full story on

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‘The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly,’ by Margareta Magnusson

With Minot home of the Norsk Høstfest, we feel an obligation to bring you all the stories with a touch of Scandinavia. It’s in that spirit that you need to know about this book review from The Star Tribune on the book The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly. One lesson that immediately jumps out, eat chocolate

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