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Associated Press, Published September 28 2012

ND Scandinavian foundation receives $500K donation

MINOT, N.D. — A Minot family has donated half a million dollars to a Scandinavian foundation in North Dakota.

The Minot Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/Siom0S) that Dan Langemo of First Western Bank & Trust presented the check from the Charles and Magdalene Westlie Trusts to the Høstfest-Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. The Westlies, who passed away a few years ago, founded Westlie Motor Co. in Minot.

The Hostfest-Heritage Foundation was formed to promote and preserve the Norsk Hostfest Association, which runs Norsk Hostfest, a Scandinavian festival. It also promotes the Scandinavian Heritage Association, which runs the Scandinavian Heritage Park.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com


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