If you doubt the whole Norwegian/Skandinavian stereotype of St. Olaf, just check out its bookstore:
I walked in to check out the hoodies and sweatshirts when I was confronted with a veritable Skandimart: textiles, flags, trinkets, books, jams, candies, cookies, and lots of other themed stuff.
Some of it is there year ’round, I hear, though the food is here because of the Christmas festival. I just wonder what the royal couple may have said on their recent visit.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.