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Little Norway Festival expected to bring big crowds


Suzanne Ashe

The Little Norway Festival Committee: (Back row, left to right) Hillary Whitethorn, Ellen Rojcewicz, Amanda Moore, Camie Pederson, Anne Hurt, Heidi Lee, (front row, left to right) Sally Dwyer, Katie Eddy, Hooli Flint, Naomi Welde, and Janet Holten.

Let your inner-Norwegian out. The Little Norway Festival begins today.

The annual event celebrates Syttende Mai, or May 17, the signing of Norway's Constitution in 1814. Petersburg has been formally celebrating the occasion since 1958.

The celebration includes live music, food, traditional dance, art receptions, softball and the return of the Viking/Valkyrie jail. Activities run from Thursday to Sunday.

“We are bringing back the classics,” said Little Norway Chair Holli Flint. “The Style Show, the parade, and the festival pageant are all back,” she added.

“The annual Festival Da...

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