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Hostfest Hall of Fame Inductees

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Cultural flavor will be the next event to move into the North Dakota State Fair Center next month.

Each year, the Norsk Hostfest celebrates people of distinction with the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame.

Three 2013 inductees will be added to the prestigious list of just over 130 hall of fame members.

Keith Johanneson (jo-HAN-ison) is of Icelandic heritage and is the President and CEO of Johanneson's Inc. which oversees 25 businesses in the region, including the five Marketplace Foods stores in Minot.

The Nelson Family is being inducted for finding success in the entertainment industry.

Ozzie and Harriet Nelson starred with their sons in a popular television sitcom, 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,' that aired from 1952 to 1966.

The Nelsons are of Norwegian descent.

Finally, Kris Kristofferson has earned three Grammys, a Golden Globe, and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Of Swedish descent, Kristofferson will also perform on Hostfest's main stage on Wednesday, October 2.

The Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame banquet will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd --- day two of the Norsk Hostfest which is October 1-5th.

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