The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is the best option for those who will be joining the reunion. It is about a half hour taxi drive to downtown Minneapolis.
The first Reunion event will be a Welcome Reception at Applebee's Restaurant next to The Commons Hotel on Tuesday, July 25. Since not everyone will be able to attend, this is an optional event and will not be included in the overall cost per person. On Wednesday, July 26, we will visit the Mill City Museum and American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. If you are interested in attending the reception or joining the tour, please plan to arrive in Minneapolis by afternoon on Tuesday, July 25. Also, we will return to Minneapolis late in the afternoon on Monday, July 31, so it is recommended that you make a reservation for that night as well.
July 25 & 26 - Minneapolis, MN
July 27 - Decorah, IA
July 28 & 29 - St. Peter, Granite Falls & Montevideo, MN
July 30 - Browns Valley & Webster, SD
July 31 - Big Stone Lake, SD, Litchfield & Minneapolis, Minnesota
Our journey will take us back to our forefathers footsteps in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota. We will be making overnight stops in each of those places, and here is a list of the hotels where we will "homestead" for the night. A description of each hotel, as well as a link to the each hotels' website, can be found on the Accommodations page.
Minneapolis: We are holding a block of rooms at The Commons Hotel which is the Alumni hotel for the University of Minnesota and is located directly on the campus. It is near the Mill City Museum and the American Swedish Institute where we will be touring on Wednesday. Instructions for making reservations can be found on the Accommodations page.
Decorah: The Quality Inn & Suites will be our hotel in Decorah during the Nordicfest. All the rooms have now been reserved, but if anyone still needs to make a reservation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Montevideo: There is a block of rooms being held for us at Crossings by Grandstay. Instructions on how to reserve a room there can be found on the Accommodations page.
Webster: All of us will be staying at Lynn Lake Lodge. I have made reservations for everyone, so there is no need for you to do anything!