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When Larsmont School was built in 1914, it served the Scandinavian immigrant community in the area, consisting of education in one room by one teacher.


Last weekend, a bit of Scandinavia was brought back to the school in the form of rosemaling, a traditional Norwegian folk art using paint and brush to create elaborate designs on wood, textiles and other surfaces.

"I just really liked the form, so I took a lesson," artist Kathy O'Rourke said.

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LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native that began working at the News-Chronicle in 2012 as a reporter. She took over as editor in 2014. She covers County Board, including the Lake County broadband project.
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