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Aging church near Erskine, Minn., compromises on restoration as fundraising falls short

Published 05/25/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Rodnes Church, founded by Norwegian immigrants in 1885, has fought the good fight over its 127 years. But bake sales and dinners — along with contributions to the offering plate — have their limits. Members realized that when they learned it would take $30,000 to restore the church steeple to its original appearance.

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