To the Editor


January 12, 2023

Vikings: take a closer look

To the Editor:

I enjoy living in a community with a strong sense of tradition and heritage, sadly lacking in many places today. I find the culture of this “Little Norway” largely wholesome and endearing, from krumkake to rosemaling. When the furs and horned helmets come out at Mayfest, I’m glad to see that someone remembers that there once existed people who went a-Viking, long, long ago. But I think that pop culture imagery of the Vikings falls far short of what we now actually know about these people, who were many of our ancestors a thousand years ago. A...

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