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Norwegian-Americans sought for Norwegian reality show

Horace, N.D., native Jeff Johnson, left, and Richard Brummond re-create the Birkebeiners' rescue of the future king of Norway on an episode of "Alt for Norge" in 2016. Special to Forum News Service

FARGO — A Norwegian reality show is once again looking for Norwegian-Americans for the experience of a lifetime.

Casting is now open for the 10th season of “Alt for Norge” (“The Great Norway Adventure”), in which contestants travel to Norway to chase down their ancestral roots, experience a little culture shock and try to win $50,000.

“Alt for Norge” is popular with Norwegian viewers and features contestants competing in challenges like dog sledding or eating lutefisk.

To qualify, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. or Canadian citizen living in the U.S., have some Norwegian ancestry and not have traveled to Norway after the age of 15. The show has previously featured several people from North Dakota and Minnesota.

Hopeful contestants can can attend an open call in Minneapolis, Seattle or Chicago or send in a video application to apply. Details are online at The deadline to apply is Dec. 2.

The Minneapolis open call will happen 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Executive Center in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.

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