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Sigmund Arseth’s daughters, Halldis, left, and Marit, unveil a life-size bronze of their father, a celebrated Norwegian painter (1936-2012) and 2010 winner of the King Olav Medal for promotion of Norwegian culture. Some of Arseth's murals are  permanently on display at Giants of the Earth Heritage Center in Spring Grove.
Sigmund Arseth’s daughters, Halldis, left, and Marit, unveil a life-size bronze of their father, a celebrated Norwegian painter (1936-2012) and 2010 winner of the King Olav Medal for promotion of Norwegian culture. Some of Arseth's murals are permanently on display at Giants of the Earth Heritage Center in Spring Grove.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:39 PM

“Spring Grove is undoubtedly the most Norwegian community in America,” Gary Gandrud said last Saturday. As honorary counsel general of Norway, Gandrud was on hand to bring greetings from the Norwegian Crown to a series of events marking the 200th anniversary of the signing of that country's constitution.

  • Cub Scouts learn about native prairie

    The local Cub Scouts met at Shooting Star Native Seeds for information about prairie plants and an office tour at their monthly pack meeting Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21.

     
  • Area residents help Kids Against Hunger

    A wide grin spread on Damon Meiners’ face as he looked out at the crowd of 120-plus volunteers. “We have even more people here than we expected,” he said.

     
  • Turning 100 years young

    The year was 1914. The year that the first steamboat passed through the Panama Canal, a first-class stamp cost 2 cents, and World War I began. It was also a very special year for Melvin George and Amanda Peterson — the birth of their daughter, Ragnhild.

     
  • Students hosting food drive to help fill the shelves at Houston County Food Shelf

    The Spring Grove High School Student Council is excited to kick off their food drive with a variety of events and activities to help them collect food for the Houston County Food Shelf. The students are participating in the sixth annual Channel One Student Food Drive from now until Nov. 15.

     
  • Houston County purchase a First for Quail Forever

    “It's kind of a stepping-stone to bringing quail back,” Thurman Tucker said last week. As Minnesota coordinator for Quail Forever, Tucker has spent decades working on behalf of the chunky little birds.

     
  • 200th anniversary of Norwegian Constitution celebrated in Spring Grove

    “Spring Grove is undoubtedly the most Norwegian community in America,” Gary Gandrud said last Saturday. As honorary counsel general of Norway, Gandrud was on hand to bring greetings from the Norwegian Crown to a series of events marking the 200th anniversary of the signing of that country's constitution.

     
  • Love comes to deer camp: YOOH presents ‘Escanaba in Love’

    The crazy Soady men are back at deer camp in the U.P. (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) for another deer hunting adventure, but (gasp!) one of them brings a woman with him to camp! Isn’t that against deer camp rules?

     
  • Giants to Host Celebration

    Giants of the Earth Heritage Center in Spring Grove will mark the Bicentenary of the signing of the Norwegian Constitution on Oct. 18-19 with some special events.

     
  • The Spring Grove City Council voted to accept bids from two contractors for a pair of power pole replacement jobs on Oct. 7.

     
  • Following a public hearing on the matter, Houston County commissioners approved a pair of tax abatements for economic development on Oct. 7.

     
  • Spring Grove School participates in art-integration project

    Spring Grove Public School will be participating in the Arts Integration Project with the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Through this project with Perpich, the school will be using monies from the state Legacy funds to create new curriculum that integrates art – music, visual arts, media arts, or theater arts – into the core class curriculum.

     
  • Uff Da Bowl features fun, good sportsmanship

    The “young guns” don't just walk up to the line of scrimmage — they run. There's no shortage of enthusiasm in the Morrie Miller Youth Tackle Football League.

     
  • Spring Grove secondary (grades seven to 12) has earned the “Reward” rank in Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA III) reading and math tests.

     
  • Spring Grove Public Schools superintendent Rachel Udstuen spoke to the “Herald” recently about a ballot question which the district is placing before voters this fall.

     
  • For 92 years, Fire Prevention Week has been observed in the United States. According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record.

     
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