The meat counter at Ingebretsen’s on Lake Street is already swarming with hungry Scandinavians, planning their festive feasts.
Any true Minnesotan with an ounce of Viking blood knows that 16th and Lake Street in Minneapolis is their final stop before the Christmas feast! For the past 90 years, the south Minneapolis street corner has been anchored by Ingebretsen’s meat market and gift shop.
Minnesota is the unofficial Norwegian capital of the United States: More Norwegians live in Minnesota than in any other state. So on the eve of the visit of Norway’s king and queen, it seems appropriate to ask: How Norwegian are we?