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COVID cancels annual lutefisk dinner


Last updated 1/6/2021 at 12:08pm

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A man enjoys a plate filled with lutefisk, Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes and salad Feb. 1 during last year's Annual Swedish Meatball and Norwegian Lutefisk Dinner at the First Lutheran Church in Havre. Due to COVID-19 concerns and social distancing requirements, the annual dinner is being canceled this year for just the second time in its 88-year history.

Havre Daily News staff

Despite vaccinations for the virus starting in the region, a nine-decade-old annual tradition in the region has been delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lutefisk and Swedish Meatball Dinner co-chairs Jim Griggs and Chamene Plum sent out a letter telling people the 88th annual dinner, which was scheduled for Feb. 6, has been canceled.

"The dinner itself requires large number of workers, and with COVID still running high in our area and no end in sight, it would impossible to put the dinner on," they said in the letter. "This will be the second time in m...

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