Minot Hostfest

The books are packed, the house sitter arranged, got my flu shot early and now I am packing for our annual jaunt to the Minot Hostfest. It’s one of my favorite events of the year, and if I’m counting right, it’s my 8th time of having a book table at this huge Scandinavian festival.  My […]

Lauraine Snelling at the Minot Hostfest

   Reading Lauraine Snelling’s Red River of the North Series back in the 1990s gave me permission to celebrate my Scandinavian roots.  I remember the euphoric feeling I experienced when I read about her characters’ immigration to America and their subsequent struggle to get established in Minnesota and North Dakota.  Her stories reminded me of […]


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