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Miss North Dakota's uncle petitions Norway for votes

Published 05/12/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Jaci Stofferahn, 23, of Fargo, Miss North Dakota, will compete June 3 in the 61st Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas, with the winner representing the United States at Miss Universe 2012. A proud uncle, Curtis Stofferahn of Grand Forks, has researched family history for many years, tracing the Strand line back to the 1500s. He recently sent a note and Jaci’s photograph to a relative in Norway. A regional newspaper there ran the photo along with a brief account of Syvert Strand’s journey to America and his descendant’s beauty pageant success.

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