July 18, 2013 | Vol. 39, No. 29

Wikan family reunites in Petersburg

A Wikan family reunion brought nearly two dozen family members to Petersburg from as far away as Norway. Nine of 10 of the family visitors from Norway had never been to Alaska's Little Norway. Another 13 family members were from out of town or other states. The reunion had been a year in the planning stages, said Sharon Wikan. “We ended up just going around town,” she said. “We had hamburgers the first night, so they could try American food. They went out to the glacier, to the museum and Visitor's Center. And they participated in the Fourth of July.” The Norwegian visitors all rem...

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Suzanne Ashe

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