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Sandra Olson, president of Valkyrien Lodge of Sons of Norway wears a bunad, a traditional woman's costume. This dress was given to Olson in 1996 when she visited Norway. It was originally a confirmation gift to a cousin, who is now 80. Also pictured are three small carvings made by Jimmy Miller of New Richmond and a clock carved by Auden Hogbrenna, a distant cousin of Olson's who is a well-known artist in Norway. (Photo by Judy Wiff)

Valkyrien Lodge promotes Norwegian culture

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More than 100 years ago, the organization was founded to help Norwegian immigrants facing financial hardships in their new country.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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