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Christmas 2000 With Allan and Jenny and Nick.
Winter Wonderland 2001 At our home in Victoria, Minnesota.
Las Vegas Trip February, 2001. With Allan, Mom, Dad.
Uncle Don’s Funeral February, 2001. Family photos.
Spirit of Fire March 2001. Holy Family Catholic School Fundraiser.
Home & Garden Expo April 2001. Chamber of Commerce Event.
Happy Birthday, Nancy April 2001. Surprise Party at Ghent, MN.
Sharing & Caring Hands May 2001. With Dick & Mary Jo Copeland.
Speaker Dennis Hastert June 2001. And Mayor Mary Meuwissen.
Christmas in July 2001 At Green Lake with the family.
Doing Deer Run July 2001. Eighteen holes with Allan and the Floras.
Al Lehner is 60! July 2001. A Surprise Party in Hutchinson.
Victoria Lions Weekend July 2001. Old Town becoming New Town.
Summer’s Lake Minnetonka August 2001. Sunrise to sunset.
Downtown Redevelopment August 2001. Victoria is ready!
Arriving at September 11, 2001 In the City of Brotherly Love.
Touch of Bavaria 2001 German music, food , and fun in Victoria.
Wendelin Grimm, the Famous Farmer October 2001. Open House.
Visiting the Victoria Fire Station October 2001. Open House.
Autumn’s Aura 2001 At our home in Victoria, Minnesota
The Cross in the Woods October 2001. With Father Elstan in Michigan.
Leftovers From 2001 Never before published until this very moment!
Winter Road Trip February 2002. Traveling through the Ozarks.
Home & Garden Business Expo April 2002. Doing business in Victoria.
THE WEDDING OF 2002
The Wedding-2002 Jenny Orsen marries Christopher Thor Norgaard
Rural Life Sunday-2002 At the Kelzer farm in Victoria.
Summer’s Song-2002 Our woodsy yard and potted impatiens.
The Mighty Mississippi-2002 Cruising down the river.
When the Siren Sings-2002 Recognizing Victoria firefighters and 9/11.
The Land of Oz-2002 A Whirlwind Trip to Kansas
Home Based Business Expo-2002 Businesses based in Victoria homes.
Happy New Year 2003 At the Officers’ Club near Fort Snelling.
Baby’s Room-January 2003 A Happy New Year seems on its way.
The Birth of Adeline-January 2003 The delight of our first grandchild.
A Flag for Fishermen February 2003. Annual Ice Fishing Contest in Victoria
Song of Mark Musical by combined choirs of St. Hubert & St. Victoria.
The Baptism of Adeline And dinner at the Norgaard’s home.
Wow! The Victoria Field House March 15th, 2003, Grand Opening.
Interlude in Illinois May 2003. Visiting our Mentor, Fr. Elstan.
Segue to St. Louis ...And finding Fr. Bernardine nearby.
Miss Adeline’s Maiden Voyage In May 2003 on Lake Minnetonka.
A Family Fourth of July 2003 With the kids on Lake Minnetonka.
NORTH TO ALASKA 2003
Alaska by Land Becoming acquainted with the Great Land.
Alaska by Sea Meeting mountains, glaciers, and port cities.
Sampling San Diego August 2003. In a bright-red Mustang Convertible.
Touch of Bavaria 2003 The best party in Victoria, Minnesota!!
Mom’s Quilt 2003 A surprise at our Family Thanksgiving Christmas Occasion.
Gazette Columnists-2003 Thank you, writers, for your words, wisdom, wit.
Visiting the Food Shelf It provides for 40 to 50 families every day.
Watch Addie Grow 2003. It was a very good year for small town girls ...
Country Christmas in Branson Where people talk about the reason for the season.
Merry Christmas 2003 There’s no place like home for the holidays.
Roger Oas Turns 60 A surprise birthday party with lots of karaoke.
Happy New Year 2004 The Officer’s Club is always inviting.
Addie is One! January 2004. Our granddaughter’s first birthday party.
Doing Camp Snoopy It looks like Valentine’s Day came early.
It’s All Relative-2004 Hanging around at the Victoria Ice Fishing Contest.
Bath Time. 2004. Fun in February with Addie Sue.
Founder’s Day at Holy Family. 2004. Recognizing the high school’s founders.
Easter with the Kids-2004 The latest on Miss Adeline.
DUTCH TREAT 2004
Addie at the Farm With the ducks and the barn and the new sandbox.
Addie at Eden Prairie Center Hanging around with the big kids.
A Pressing Occasion The Gazette celebrates 25 yrs. and introduces Crow River Press.
Boatman Briefs Analisa, daughter of Allan’s cousin, gets married in Chicago.
Addie at the Library A gift in Wayzata from Grandpa Al.
Addie in Iris Time Blooms passing through three generations.
Breaking Ground for Victoria Elementary - A public school returns to Victoria!
Peter’s Resort - July 2004 A short summer getaway.
Animal Fair Guess what occurs in Carver County each August!
Jesse James Days 2004 An annual celebration with the kids in Northfield, Minnesota.
Colorful Cabo San Lucas 2004 An exciting summertime vacation in Baja, Mexico.
Norgaards of Northfield 2004 September birthdays for Jenny and Christopher.
President Bush in Person It happened on October 9th in the City of Chanhassen.
Summer Boating 2004 Summarizing our summer boating season.
Family Fall Festival 2004 Pre-Christmas-Thanksgiving Party with Mom & Dad.
Merry Christmas, Columnists! 2004 Greet those who grace the Gazette each month.
Gunnar Ray Arrives Our first grandson was born on December 21st, 2004.
Gunnar Ray-Third Day! A family Christmas card.
Merry Christmas! 2004 Together for Christmas.
Addie is Two! The big day was January 21st, 2005.
Jake’s January Wedding 2005 A family wedding in Rochester.
Gunnar Raymond Gets Baptized 2005 Now he’s a holy roly poly.
Kids At The Mall –2005 Double strollers were a good invention.
Grumpy Old Men 2005 Photo fun at the Victoria Ice Fishing Contest.
Happy 80th Birthday, Dad! 2005 Our family flight to Alamo, Texas.
A March Montage. An anniversary, a birthday, and three Norwegians.
Springtime-2005 April and May did not go by unnoticed!
Playing at Menard’s Competing with the Mall of America.
Fishing for Sunnies 2005 Fun with the kids at Lake Zumbra.
Father’s Day-2005 Hanging out in Marshall, Minnesota.
Fun on the Fourth 2005 From a big pond to a little pond.
A Link with the Lions 2005 The biggest weekend of the year in Victoria.
Finding Harmony 2005 A step back in time.
Play by Play 2005 The grandchildren enjoy Victoria’s new playgrounds.
SUMMER BOATING 2005
Mama’s Hugs 2005 Addie and Gunnar with their Mommy.
Mall Kids 2005 Addie and Gunnar at the Mall(s)
Landmark Among Lakes 2005 Open House and Dedication of Victoria Elementary School.
Hey! It’s a Hayride! 2005 There’s still a tractor and hayrack in Victoria.
Happy Birthdays, Jenny and Chris 2005 An annual thing.
Emerald Crest of Victoria 2005 Visiting the newest jewel in the crown of Victoria.
Happy Halloween 2005 Thank you, Victoria Lions, for treating all our little ones.
At Hunting Camp 2005 Thank you, Norgaards, for another successful deer hunt.
November With Nick 2005 Son Nick was our Thanksgiving baby … a few years ago.
Merry Christmas, Columnists 2005. Talent, treasure, toll free. Meet them all!
Briefly in Branson 2005. With dinner and Christmas Cruise on the Branson Belle.
Gunnar is One 2005 A birthday party for Number One Grandson.
Christmas Day-2005 There’s no place like home for the holidays.
Auld Acquaintance-2005 December gatherings of old and new friends.
Our Home for Christmas 2005 Before the decorations are put away once again.
Happy Birthday, Mom 2006 A surprise January trip to Alamo, Texas.
Addie is Three 2006 Opening presents and squealing in innocent delight.
Rosy Red Cheeks 2006 Many of them appeared at the Victoria Ice Fishing Contest.
An Orsen Family Reunion 2006. Gathering in West Saint Paul.
Camp Snoopy Again 2006. Every occasion at the Mall of America is a new adventure.
Welcome to Our World 2006 No home in Victoria has a story like that of Tom and Teresa Gregory.
SPRING PILGRIMAGE 2006
Landing in Lisbon. A city of seven hills, seamen, and spiritual history.
Faith in Fatima. The home of Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia.
Merry in Madrid. A colorful capital and countryside.
Love in Lourdes. At the grotto, in the footsteps of Bernadette.
Happy on Mother’s Day 2006 Four generations all around.
Spring Friars 2006 Visiting Father Elstan and Father Bernardine.
Drenched on Deck 2006 A soaker on Lake Minnetonka.
Concert in the Park 2006 A new adventure in the City of Victoria!
Krystal’s Wedding 2006 Another cousin gets married.
Summer Sunset 2006 One evening on Lake Minnetonka.
Cousins on Lake Minnetonka 2006 Girls just wanna have fun.
Victoria House Boys 2006 Meet Bobby, John, and Danny Boy!
Four Generations for Dinner 2006. It went from grand to great.
Our Bearfoot Landscapers 2006. The big work was done last summer.
Our New Landscape 2006. Flowers and grass have come to pass.
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN 2006
Italy I. Vatican City State, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Coliseum
Italy II. Spanish Square, Pantheon, Catacombs, Abbey, Pompeii.
Italy III. Sorento, Isle of Capri, Orvieto, Assisi and Umbria.
Italy IV. San Gimignano, Florence, Tuscany, Chioggia.
Italy V. Islands of Venice, Como, Lake Maggiore, Arrivederci.
Merry Christmas, Columnists! 2006 The editor’s favorite writers.
The Old Home Succumbs 2006. A slow and painful death.
Merry Christmas-2006 Deck the family halls with boughs of holly.
Happy 80th Birthday, Mom! 2007 A wonderful time in Texas and Mexico.
Orsen’s Oasis 2007 One acre of wildlife in one little corner of Victoria.
Playing at the Mall of America — Again! 2007 Visitors from the North Woods.
Engaging Photos 2007. Nick Orsen is engaged to Jenny Jo Ellingson.
Happy Birthday, Allan 2007. It’s a 60th birthday and some special surprises.
St. Victoria Staff on Stage 2007. The annual volunteer appreciation dinner.
Memorable Founders Day 2007. St. Victoria celebrates 150 years.
Happy 60th Anniversary, Mom and Dad 2007. One decade after the other.
Pine Lake Pictures 2007. Spending a little time up north.
Summer Concerts in the Park 2007. Under the (Victoria) skies of blue.
Victoria Lions Weekend 2007. Victoria’s best weekend of the year.
Where is Waskish? 2007. It’s further away than you think! And it’s beautiful.
Sun and Storm at Sea 2007. Where were you on the Fourth of July?
Scrapbook Bridal Shower 2007. Both Jenny Lee and Jenny Jo love to scrapbook.
Sunset Fest 2007. Celebrating St. Victoria’s 150th with the Archbishop.
THE SUMMER STORM OF 2007
Destruction in Our Yard. Losing 12 huge maple trees.
Cleaning Up the Jungle. From start but not to finish.
Our Neighbors’ Damage. To both home and yard.
Old San Antone 2007. Visiting the Hill Country, Old Missions, and River Walk
of San Antonio, Texas.
THE WEDDING OF 2007
The Practice and Groom’s Dinner. Nick Orsen and Jen Ellingson prepare to tie the knot.
The Wedding Day. Nick in his tux, Jen in her gown, getting married.
The Reception and Dance. Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Nick Orsen.
Cousins Counting 60 2007. Lots of Orsen people were born about the same time 60 years ago.
Thanksgiving Birthdays 2007. Nick and Jen were born only five days — and two years — apart.
My Favorite Columnists 2007. Greet the people who help fill all those pages in the Gazette.
Cousins at Christmas 2007. At our home after the St. Victoria Choir Concert and then after Christmas.
Merry Christmas-2007 With the kids and grandkids and also birthday presents.
New Year’s Eve 2007 A wonderful annual evening at the Officers’ Club.
Winter Weekend 2008 Sledding with Addie and Gunnar.
Addie is Five 2008 Where does the time go? Wasn’t Addie just born?
Unspeakable Memories 2008 Recalling some front page Victoria people.
Through the Woods 2008 Finding the Victoria Ice Fishing Contest.
Afternoon at the Mall 2008 Might you call it Grandbabysitting?
Easter Snow Scenes 2008 It only happens once in a lifetime.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mother Nature! 2008 First signs of spring at Lowry Nature Center.
The Killing Field 2008 State Highway 5 through Victoria is a killing field.
CITY OF VICTORIA’S DEMOLITION OF 2008
Thiede House Going Down. The blue center house in downtown Victoria went first.
Wartman House Going Down. Euch and Julianne’s house was a big one.
Victoria Café Going Down. Catherine Vandelinde served hundreds and thousands of people here.
The Good Old Summertime 2008 Enjoying another Victoria Concert in the Park.
The Gonvick Rodeo 2008 From Cowboy Church to Mutton Busting.
Summer Fling 2008 Hanging out at the Mall and Lake Minnetonka.
New Orleans and All That Jazz 2008 Hurricanes missed us but we had our eye on them!
A Very Victoria Volksfest 2008 A few scenes on the Victoria Veranda in September.
Celebrating 150 Years 2008 The Moravians on Lake Auburn in Victoria.
A Dalmatian Day 2008 At the Open House of the Victoria Fire Department.
Carpenter Lumber Going Down 2008 After one hundred years in Victoria.
Colorado Blue Spruce 2008 Arriving in the midst of beautiful fall colors.
Getting Planted in Tioga 2008 A new nest to call home.
Sophia is Born 2008 Nick and Jen’s little honey and our new granddaughter.
Sophia Meets Her Cousins 2008 Addie and Gunnar and Auntie Jenny come home from Tioga.
Four Generations for Sophia 2008 A baby shower before my parents leave for Texas.
At Nick’s House 2008 Just relaxing after Sunday dinner.
Thanksgiving with Nick and Family 2008 Sophia is almost a month old.
Thanksgiving in Tioga 2008 Amtrak makes Jenny’s home much closer to us.
Sophia is Baptized 2008 In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Breakaway to Branson 2008 Having fun with the Floras.
Christmas 2008 Wonderful with the kids and grandkids.
You Gotta Have Heart 2009 And blood running through your veins.
Breezy But Sunny 2009 The annual Ice Fishing Contest in Victoria, of course.
Touring Marsh Lake 2009 Getting a firsthand glimpse of the hunters’ paradise.
The Kids at Grandma’s House 2009 Taking turns holding Sophie again.
Sitting with Sophia 2009 Grandma Sue gets to babysit at Nick and Jen’s home.
Just Sophia 2009 Loving her exercise saucer.
Hanging Out at Nick’s 2009 After a train ride from Tioga.
Tioga Kids at E.P. Center 2009 Addie and Gunnar relive their younger days.
Ribbon Cutting for Fresh Seasons 2009 More than 100 years later, a second grocery store is built in Victoria.
Girls Day 2009 When the men are away, the girls will play.
An April Birthday 2009 Everyone is home for birthday cake and strawberries.
Peek A Boo With Sophie 2009 Hanging out at Sophie’s house.
Three Times To Tioga 2009 Amtrak takes us where we want to go!
Water Babies 2009 A weekend by the swimming pools in Marshall.
WHERE DID JULY GO? TO THE BIRDS, APPARENTLY.
Feed the Birds 2009 On Lake Minnetonka with Chuck and Pam Freiberg.
Cousins at the Counter 2009 Norwegian cousins visit us in Victoria.
Little Window unto the World 2009 On Lake Minnetonka with Bob and Christine Meller.
Striking Accord 2009 A chord of harmony among St. Victoria choir members.
Fun with the Floras 2009 On Lake Minnetonka with John and Jan Flora.
July Concerts in the Park 2009 At Victoria’s popular Wednesday night concerts.
Playing with Sophie 2009 Who has more fun than Grandma Sue and Garndpa Al!
Shish ka bobs and Popcorn 2009 On Lake Minnetonka with Julianne and Mary Moore.
Sophie Shopping 2009 A tiny little girl in a very big grocery cart.
Uncle Jim is 80 2009 A birthday party near Ghent, Minnesota.
The Chain that Links Generations 2009 Families at Victoria’s Lions Tournament Weekend.
A Paige with Sharen 2009 On Lake Minnetonka Sharen Geske and her granddaughter Paige.
Sophie’s Maiden Voyage 2009 On Lake Minnetonka with Nick, Jen, and their little Sophie.
AUGUST DID NOT GO TO THE DOGS!
Holding and Hugging 2009 That’s what happens nowadays when our kids get together.
Seven Hours in the Sun 2009 And nobody got sunburned!
On Deck at Dusk 2009 You can’t go boating without also eating.
A Vabulous Volksfest 2009 The day and destination were made for each other in Victoria.
Sophie in September 2009 Hanging out with Grandma Sue and Grandpa Al.
Posse Patrol in Victoria 2009 Follow the equestrian nose.
Catching September Sun 2009 On Lake Minnetonka with Nancy and Steve.
PUERTA VALLARTA 2009
A Mexican Minute The first three days.
A Second Mexican Minute The last five days.
The Grand Re-Opening 2009 Of the grand Victoria Recreation Center.
Fire Department Open House 2009 Misty day doesn’t dampen spirits at the Fire Station.
Alone to Tioga 2009 Tripping again on the train to visit the kids in North Dakota.
Sophie is One 2009 A birthday party for the special occasion.
Mall of America Kids 2009 Grandma Sue lives only 30 minutes from this fun place.
Merry Christmas Columnists 2009 Thank you, good writers, for contributing to the Victoria Gazette.
A PHOTO RECAP OF OUR MAJOR 2009 HOME REMODELING PROJECT
Page One 2009 Removing siding, replacing windows, new soffits and exterior eyebrow.
Page Two 2009 Removing stair walls, porch wall, coat closet, china cabinet, desk, and carpet.
Page Three 2009 Adding stone to exterior, new siding, corbels, new garage windows.
Page Four 2009 Installing white oak floor, back entry railing, siding,granite, painting exterior.
Page Five 2009 Painting, sanding, ceramic stove hood, cabinet doors & drawers, new appliances.
Page Six 2009 Installing new light fixtures, wiring speakers, hallway carpet, window boxes.
Page Seven 2009 Our “new home” is completed and ready to celebrate the summer.
Page Eight 2009 Allan and Nick removed our old deck and built a beautiful brand new one.
Page Nine 2009 Home and hearth take on a special warmth at Christmas time.
Christmas With the Kids Begins 2009 Tioga kids arrive early due to pending blizzard.
Christmas All Together 2009 All together with Jenny and Nick and their families.
Finishing Touches of 2009 Nancy’s 40th Anniversary and New Year’s Eve at the Officers’ Club.
Thanking Firefighters One at a Time 2010 Victoria Council and Staff honorVictoria Firefighters.
Fish ‘n Chips 2010 Both were good at the annual Victoria ice Fishing Contest.
Snow Story in Victoria 2010 Snapping a few February shots in Victoria.
Sophie on Friday 2010 Grandma Sue gets to keep an eye on little Sophie every week.
Spring Break in Tioga 2010 It’s another name for Peaceful Valley.
The Lowell Inn 2010 A good place to celebrate an anniversary.
Marching with Sophie 2010 More fun with the little peanut.
A MOTHER’S JOURNEY in 2010 … Beginning and ending in Victoria, Minnesota.
The Beginning 2010 This artist is a chemist, a machinist, a welder, a manual laborer, a painter, a poet.
The Pickup 2010 A white pickup truck was instrumental in the transporting from IN to MN.
The Blessing 2010 A Franciscan friend turned the Madonna into Our Blessed Mother.
The Site Preparation 2010 Back in Victoria, the site was prepared for her sentry place at home.
The Arrival 2010 The Ave Maria finds her home at the St. Victoria Catholic Church.
A MARVELOUS MAY
Sophie Still the Baby 2010 It lasted for 18 and a half months.
Mia is Born 2010 Little Mia Marie arrived on Mother’s Day.
Meeting Mia 2010 Sophie meets her baby sister for the very first time.
Home Away from Home 2010 Lots of weekend traveling from one home to another.
Nick and His Girls 2010 Some family pictures before the Twins game at Target Field.
Quite the Choir 2010 More food, fun, and karaoke at the annual Spring Party.
Arboretum Azaleas 2010 A colorful day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Watching Them Grow 2010 Like carrots in a garden patch.
Fourth of July 2010 A deck and pool party.
Beside the Babies 2010 Hanging out beside the babies.
Ten Hours to Tioga 2010 More discoveries in this northern state.
Lake Sakakawea 2010 The third largest manmade lake in the United States.
Baby Mia Gets Baptized 2010 Four generations for the occasion.
Around Town with the Editor 2010 A few shots here and there from July.
Shades of August 2010 Summer is beginning to fade away.
On the Fairgrounds 2010 Introducing Sophia to the Minnesota State Fair.
Victoria Volksfest 2010 A fun day at Victoria’s annual fun day fest.
OUR OCEAN’S ELEVEN 2010 . . . Eleven days cruising the Northeast Atlantic Ocean.
New York to Newport. From a skyline of skyscrapers to a coastline of summertime mansions.
Peggy’s Cove and Halifax. From a haunting bagpipe to a shoreline boardwalk.
Quebec City. From upper town to lower town and all around a fabulous French city.
At Sydney and At Sea. From the St. Lawrence Seaway and back to the Statue of Liberty.
Kirsch Building Down 2010 Another downtown Victoria landmark bites the dust.
While Mia Naps 2010 Playing outside with Sophie.
When Tioga Calls 2010 Amtrak awaits our nighttime excursion.
Sophie is Two 2010 The little sweetie is a whole year older.
A NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER
More Fridays with the Babies 2010 And with Grandma Sue’s camera.
Thanksgiving Day 2010 Over the river and through the woods …
Four Generations for Thanksgiving 2010 From my parents to my children and grandchildren.
A Christmas Scrapbook 2010 Watching little Jenny and Nick grow up at Christmas time.
Merry Christmas, Columnists 2010 Up close and personal with my favorite writers.
A Little Visit 2010 We drove over to see Mia before her heart valve surgery.
Merry Christmas 2010 Jenny and Nick and their families come home for Christmas.
The Sledding Hill 2010 What’s more fun than opening presents?
Best Wishes to New Businesses 2010 Best wishes to the new businesses that arrived in Victoria in 2010.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Get ready for another year of Sue’s Album!
The Babies in January 2011 Grandma Sue gets to babysit Sophie and Mia sometimes.
Fine February Fishing 2011 More people at the Victoria Fishing Contest than ever before.
The Babies in February 2011 Where did January go???
Hanging Out at Home 2011 Jenny and her kids drive home to Victoria from Tioga, ND.
At Home on the Rio Grande 2011 Visiting Mom and Dad in Texas.
Orsen Babies in April 2011 They make Grandma Sue laugh.
Grandpa Al’s Birthday 2011 Grandchildren blow out the candles.
Time with the Train Kids 2011 More activities after Grandpa Al’s birthday party.
Time with the Orsen Babies 2011 Grandma Sue on the job.
The New Wayzata Muni 2011 Nine years of planning come to fruition.
FOUR GENERATIONS AT FIRST COMMUNION 2011
Finding the Family at Tioga 2011 Another road trip to Tioga, with a brand new passenger!
First Overnight Together 2011 More than a Bed and Breakfast.
First Communion Sunday 2011 A big day for a little girl, Miss Addie Sue Norgaard.
Finishing the Fine Occasion 2011 An evening by the fire.
Orsen Babies in May 2011 The littlest sweetie pies.
Mia is One 2011 Where did a whole year go!
From Stately to Sawdust-Part One 2011 Trimming the tree but not for Christmas.
From Stately to Sawdust-Part Two 2011 The final blow and the rest is history.
Orsen Babies in June 2011 Catching some of their many faces.
Wheeling in from Everywhere 2011 From Tioga, from Brooklyn Park, from Ghent.
A Wartman Wedding 2011 Mike Wartman is father of the bride.
We Live in a Zoo 2011 Sometimes I feel like we live in a zoo.
Miscellaneous Moments 2011 Finding baby sunnies on Lake Zumbra.
Fourth of July 2011 On Lake Minnetonka with Nick and family.
Hanging Out in Victoria 2011 The editor takes lots of pictures!
A Bunch on the Boat 2011 Anchoring again at Big Island with kids and grandkids.
Erin’s Wedding 2011 Four generations together again, at a wedding in Shakopee.
Miscellaneous August 2011 Always something going on.
Kids Koncert in the Park 2011 Lions Park has become Concert Park.
Pixie Poses 2011 The little baby girls pose for Grandma Sue.
St. Victoria’s Got Talent 2011 It was an evening full of delight.
Shopping for School 2011 With Jenny, Addie, and Gunnar — all the way from Tioga.
Ice Cream Social 2011 Moravian ladies make the best pie in Victoria.
Picture Perfect Volksfest 2011 It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
The Grand Marshal 2011 Riding in the James J. Hill Parade in Wayzata.
Feed the Birds 2011 A beautiful evening on Lake Minnetonka.
Allan’s Cousins 2011 Enjoying a wedding in St. Cloud together.
A Touch of Victoria 2011 Greeting a few businesses and city groups.
The Babies in September 2011 Sixty seconds worth of pictures.
As Summer Ends 2011 A 50th wedding anniversary and a final cruise on Minnetonka.
Wheelin’ Kids and Grandkids 2011 And birthday cake for Sophie who is now 3 years old!
‘Fall’ing All Out in Victoria 2011 Silent characters decorate yards in town.
Munchkins in Masquerade 2011 A bewitching time of year in downtown Victoria.
Plantings in the Park 2011 Carver Park, literally in the editor’s backyard, gets an overhaul.
Thanksgiving-2011 Together for turkey dinner and overnights at Grandma Sue’s house.
Cinderella 2011 A new experience at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior.
Merry Christmas, Columnists 2011 A photo album page of the Gazette’s wonderful contributors.
Lions End Year with Good Cheer 2011 The annual Christmas party with fellowship and friends.
Eyes on Santa 2011 Little Sophie was not afraid to meet Santa Claus.
New Calves for the New Year 2011 At the barn in Victoria with Jerry Michel.
Dinner at Nancy’s 2011 A prime rib dinner enjoyed by four generations.
Merry Christmas 2011 A wonderful time that came and went way too fast.
TEN DAYS IN TIOGA 2012
Addie’s Number Nine 2012 Celebrating the 9th birthday of our goddaughter granddaughter.
The Playing Kids 2012 Addie and Gunnar make us laugh and even giggle outloud.
Fixing the Farm House 2012 Carpenters and cleaners traveled all the way from Victoria to help.
Around Tioga Town 2012 Some things are only found in Tioga, North Dakota.
Shuttled at the Shore 2012 An outgoing outdoor gathering during a Wimpy Winter.
The Babies at the Park 2012 Sophie and Mia love our early, early spring.
Biking With Grandma Sue 2012 A tradition carried on with Addie and Gunnar.
At Home with Mom and Dad 2012 All seven of us kids at home on the farm with Mom and Dad
Park and Ride with Sophia and Mia 2012 The park is nearby and the ride was double decker.
End of an Era 2012 Wayzata City Manager Al Orsen retires after 35 years with the city.
Cool Camera Day 2012 A cool but wonderful day in the park with Sophie and Mia.
At the Firepit 2012 May was a good month for roasting marshmallows with friends and family.
Lake Auburn Campground 2012 A park pretty as a picture in Victoria.
Warm Camera Day 2012 A warm and wonderful day in the park with Sophie and Mia.
Happy 65th, Mom and Dad 2012 A big wedding anniversary for my parents.
Lake Minnetonka Regional Park 2012 Exploring a neighborhood park with Jenny and her kids.
Hanging Out before Heading Out 2012 And that includes biking with Jenny her and kids to the DQ.
Fun at Floyd’s 2012 Invited to downtown Victoria by celebrity bartenders.
Flags and Flowers 2012 Seeing the spirit of a town without using too many words.
Thank You, Fred Plocher 2012 Fred receives honor and recognition for putting Victoria on the map.
Victoria’s Lifeline 2012 It’s about Highway 5 detours this summer, both coming and going.
Tioga Work and Play 2012 Visiting daughter Jenny and family out west for both work and play.
Tioga Work and Play Continued 2012 It’s always a pack-filled wonderful time out west.
Sophie and the Scooter 2012 Discovering a scooter and becoming a pro at the age of 3.
Iceland and the Blue Lagoon 2012 A fresh hot shower comes from below instead of above.
Bergen-Our First Taste of Norway 2012 Two full days of sun in this city of rain.
Driving the Mountains of Norway 2012 Tunnels through mountains, ferries, and around waterfalls.
Visiting with the Viks 2012 With Per Inge and Karin Vik in their beautiful home in Skodje, Norway.
Allan’s Family at Isfjorden 2012 Finding the original home of Ole L. Orsen and meeting the relatives.
Amazing Fjords-Highest Mountains 2012 Exclaiming WOW at every turn, at every height.
Sue’s Family at Tyinholmen 2012 The hotel and resort on Lake Tyin started by Opdahls generations ago.
Onward to Oslo 2012 A city of distinguishing art and architecture, both historic and modern.
Seaport and Scenery in Stockholm 2012 Colorful, comfortable, and Very Vasa!
The Crown of Copenhagen 2012 Culminating our Nordic journey in a crowning way.
Flying High Home 2012 A grande finale: Visiting Greenland from on high.
Boating with Addie and Gunnar 2012 While Jenny shops with her girlfriends.
Victoria’s Lifeline-July 2012 The continuing summer saga of Hwy 5 road construction in Victoria.
A Beauty From All Sides 2012 Introducing Victoria’s brand new fire engine.
THE SUMMER OF 2012 and CONSTRUCTION ON HWY 5
Victoria’s Lifeline at the Sink Hole 2012 The sink hole rises!
Victoria’s Lifeline at the Bridge 2012 The bridge is built!
Victoria’s Lifeline Along the Way 2012 Nearly five miles of improved highway.
Playing All Together 2012 Enjoying a blue sky day with kids and grandkids at the Lake Minnetonka Park
Victoria Volksfest 2012 Many attractions leading up to an evening of fabulous fireworks.
St. Victoria’s Got Talent 2012 There’s no business like show business.
THEOFIEL KEYMIS: A VISITOR FROM BELGIUM
At Victoria and the Mall of America 2012 Dinner at our home and also at the Rain Forest.
At Minneota 2012 Dinner at Vincent and Judy Bot’s home with many cousins.
At Ghent 2012 Dinner at Mom and Dad’s home and a walk through the St. Eloi Cemetery.
At the MN Landscape Arboretum 2012 The gardener and the goodbye.
Mostly Norwegian 2012 About half of them are cousins.
Firefighters Feed and InForm 2012 Sparky on a cold and windy Saturday.
Senior Expo with Don Shelby 2012 Why do Senior Citizens cross the road?
Happy Birthday, Sophie 2012 Little Sophie Orsen was four years old on October 30th.
Bewitched in Downtown Victoria 2012 A time for costumes, games, and lots of kids.
Thanksgiving Day 2012 The kids and grandkids at Grandma Sue’s.
Thanksgiving Weekend 2012 Mom and Dad join us for Nick’s 40th Birthday Party.
Advent Among Us 2012 Ushering in the season at St. Victoria.
Christmas Downtown Victoria 2012 Santa arrives in a Fire Truck.
Merry Christmas, Columnists 2012 Those who graced the Gazette in 2012.
We Followed Our Noses 2012 To the Lutefisk Feed at Mount Olivet.
Our Christmas Choir Concert 2012 And the annual party at the editor’s home.
Photos from Nick 2012 Our son’s family photos.
Merry Christmas 2012 Our children and their children together for Christmas.
TEN DAYS AT TIOGA TO BEGIN 2013
Tioga Birthday 2013 Addie grows into double digits.
Tioga Work 2013 Chris and Allan produce a lovely new bathroom.
Tioga Play 2013 Some of us played during the day and also at night.
Nick and His Little Ones 2013 A few hours of squeezing for Grandma Sue.
An Amazing Midwinter Moment 2013 Catching a two-pound northern at the Victoria Fishing Contest.
Annual Auto Show 2013 America’s love affair with the automobile is strong as ever.
Happy Birthday, Papa 2013 A little time at the farm and KB’s in Ghent for Dad’s birthday.
New Radisson Blu at MOA 2013 Connected by a sky bridge to the Mall of America.
MARCO ISLAND 2013
Marco One 2013 The palm trees and the sandy beach.
Marco Two 2013 The airboat and the alligator.
Marco Three 2013 The mackerel and the shark
Marco Four 2013 The ocean waves and the setting sun.
Happy Easter 2013 Nick and family come for turkey and ham dinner.
April’s Snowfall 2013 Never before an April like this in Minnesota.
Allan Orsen Public Works Facility 2013 Yet one more honor for Allan from the City of Wayzata.
The Cowboy’s Time 2013 An annual event, a spring thing, and birthday parties.
Turkey Hunt 2013 In the spirit of camping and camaraderie.