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A trio of ambassadors will greet and guide visitors this weekend at Knife River's first annual Julebyen (Christmas village.) Pictured are julenissen Mary von Goertz , troll Scott Jasperson, and Paul von Goertz, a gnome. The costumes were designed and made by Knife River residents. Submitted photo.

Julebyen this weekend

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Norway is closer than you think! This weekend the community of Knife River will be hosting its first annual Julebyen (Christmas village) where music, art, fun and food will usher in the holidays and bring Scandinavia to the North Shore. The two-day event will begin on Saturday.


Since just after Easter, volunteers have been busy planning a full weekend of activities against the backdrop of snow, pines and our beautiful Big Lake.

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