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Local couple meets the king of Norway


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Al and Sally Dwyer stand together in traditional Norwegian garb. They dressed up for their luncheon with the king of Norway, but wore Norwegian clothing during dinner.

Locals Al and Sally Dwyer not only got to meet the king of Norway, but invited him to come check out Petersburg.

The couple met King Harald V on May 27 during an Alaska World Affairs Council luncheon. They, and others, also joined him for an evening event.

Al was the first to receive an email from the Anchorage Sons of Norway lodge about the opportunity, and then Sally as the cultural director for the district.

They had to get credentials and Sally was selected to join just a handful of people to speak with the king.

"It was a big deal," Al said. "It was an honor."

Harald V was impressi...

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