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Tove Dahl, right, dean of Skogfjorden, holds the certificate of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight of the First Class, presented to her by Elin Bergithe Rognlie, minister counselor of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. She represented King Harald VI of Norway in knighting Dahl for her efforts to promote Norwegian language and culture in the United States. Pioneer Photo/ Brad Swenson

Concordia Language Villages: Skogfjorden's Dahl knighted by Norwegian king

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SKOGFJORDEN -- The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight of the First Class, was bestowed here Saturday to Tove Irene Dahl, long-time dean of the Norwegian Language Village.

In a knighting ceremony that lasted two hours at Concordia Language Villages' Skogfjorden northeast of Bemidji, there were speeches, dances and songs to mark the Bemidji area's first knighthood.

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