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Hero’s of the Uprising, Minnesota's Dakota Uprising of 1862, Michael Keigan, page 96, rll

There is a small church on the west side of Hwy 5 about five miles north of Willmar, Minnesota. This is the Vikor Church. The congregation for this church was first formed at the home of Guri Endreson. It was named the Vikor Church in honor of another church in Norway that had the same name. That church in Norway had built by Lars Endreson. Guri's grave site is located down in the southwest corner of the cemetery behind the homestead that she and Lars built is on the other side of the Lake.

(Photo of Vikor Church-with Solomon Lake in the background.), page 96

Source: Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, ND) Saturday, October 31, 1891; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Willmar, Minn., Oct. 30.-The annual convention of the United Lutheran church of Minnesota is now being held in this place. A large number of ministers are in attendance, coming from every quarter of the state and some from neighboring states. The main subject under discussion, so far, has been "The Missions."

Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) April 16, 1895; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

The carpenters have commenced work on an addition to the Swedish Lutheran church.

Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 14, 1895; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Rev. Nelson, of the Swedish Lutheran church, went to Minneapolis last week to attend the lecture by Hon. W. W> Thomas, ex-minister to Sweden and Norway. Rev. Nelson hoped to get Mr. Thomas to come to Willmar and give his noted lecture on "Sweden and the Swedes," but was disappointed. Mr. Thomas promised, however, to lecture here in October, if arrangements could be made.-[Republican Gazette.]

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