Minot, North Dakota is the host of the biggest Scandinavian Festival in the United States. This year’s festival will be held September 27-30, 2017.
I learned about the Hostfest from Nicole Jorgenson who was a guest on Radio 3Fourteen a few weeks ago. Nicole spoke about growing up in a small farming town in North Dakota where the boys hunted before school and nobody locked their doors. After high school she was off to the Berklee School of Music in Boston where she was engulfed in culture shock. After college she was off to Germany where she began her career as a Soprano. In addition to performing and teaching music, Nicole witness, first-hand, Germany’s “sudden” immigration invasion, which appeared to be anything but “sudden” and unplanned. Ultimately, Nicole re-embraced her roots and returned to North Dakota where she currently lives with her husband and child.
Check out Nicole and host Lana at Radio 3Fourteen here.