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Let your inner Norwegian shine at Gammel Dag


By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Features

By Kirsten Zoellner

In Peterson, Minn. it’s pretty hard to top the kick off to summer; Gammel Dag. Hailed by the town as a “hidden treasure where everyone is Norwegian for the day,” it’s jam-packed with enough fun events to make the whole family shout a hearty, “Uff da!”

Running June 14-16, this year marks the fest’s 32nd celebration, and organizers think it’ll be the best one yet. New this year, the festivities will include a Bean Bag Tournament. With a 32 team limit, bags will start flying at 1pm, Saturday, June 15. The cost for the event is $20 per team, with a 100 percent pay out. It will conclude with a Winner’s Bracker and double elimination, a Loser’s Bracket with single elimination, and a Bad Luck Bracket. In addition, a Longest Throw Contest will be held. Participants can buy three throws for $3. The winner will get half of the proceeds, while the other half will go to the city of Peterson. Participants must be signed up no later than one hour prior to the start of the event.

Back by popular demand, the festivities will once again include four bicycle tours, in coordination with HaveFunBiking and The Fit Tourist. The routes vary and include a 15, 35, 65, and 100 mile options. Sag support and refreshment stops will be provided. The cost of the event is $25 per rider and it begins at 7am on Saturday.

Also back is JAKES Take Aim, an inflatable trailer and indoor BB gun shooting range. The fully enclosed and noise-free range made its debut in Peterson last year and was wildly popular. The product of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Daisy Outdoor Products, its goal is to promote hunting heritage, especially among youth. It is sponsored by the Peterson Legion and will be located next to the legion.

As always, the weekend’s events are highlighted by a varied collection of Norwegian artisan demonstrations with the Vesterheim Museum. Other artists include glass works, books, wire art, wood carvings, fiber art and more. The Peterson Museum will have storytellers on hand to share the history of the town and Amish buggy rides will also be running, at a $1 cost. All will run from 10am-4:30pm. Norwegian Folk Dancers, Det norske Folkedanslaget, will do demonstrations from 11am until 1pm and the Grand Parade will kick off at 1pm.

For those looking to whet their whistle, several vendors will be on hand to offer mouth-watering bites, beginning at 11am.< .....
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Make it great, make it grow

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Government

By Kirsten Zoellner So what’s in a name, or in a brand for that matter? One can hardly think of a city other than New York when you see a big red heart preceded by the letter “I.” What about our small towns? Can they build a lasting public im ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board Student Representative

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools would like to recognize the time and efforts that Senior Rebecca Munson has contributed to the board of education over the last 2 years. At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the R-P Board of Education and Administrator ..... 
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Peterson hosts summer jam series

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

By Kirsten Zoellner Utilizing the refurbished bandstand that sits in the heart of the town, Peterson will be hosting an eight series musical jam. Held every other Friday, during the fish fry, the series hosts a wide range of local musicians. Memori ..... 
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Ribbon Cutting for Burdey’s Cafe

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Business Announcements

On Monday, April 29th a welcome and Ribbon Cutting was conducted by the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce for Burdey’s Cafe in Peterson, MN. Pictured are top row, left to right: Jennifer Wood, Peterson City Mayor; Dick Lee, Peterson City council me ..... 
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Nels E. Jacobson

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Nels E. Jacobson Nels E. Jacobson, 78, of Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. Nels was born on April 20, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn. to Nils and Gunhild (Landsverk) Jacobson. He move ..... 
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Peterson native Abby Stocker wins Phillip Christopher Schrun Prize

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

SAINT PAUL, MN - Abby Stocker, of Peterson, Minn., was one of five students representing Bethel University at the recent “Making Literature” conference at Taylor University, in Upland, Ind. Stocker won the Phillip Christopher Schrun Prize for Li ..... 
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Guest commentary: To the residents of the R-P School District

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Tayor Peterson, School Board Director, Peterson, MN As a school board member, elected by you and to serve you, I feel it is my job to keep you up to date on what has gone on the past few months and what will be going on in the future relating to ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Jace John Lange

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Social Scenes

Jace John Lange Kurt and Tessa Lange of Peterson, MN are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jace John, born March 20, 2013. Jace was 6 lbs. 14 oz and 18 1/4 inches long. He is welcomed home by his big brother, Owen. Grandparents are Judy Lan ..... 
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