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Dakota Datebook: Ole Saves Christmas


December 23, 2019

December 25, 2019 — In her book, “Nothing to Do but Stay,” Carrie Young tells the story of her Uncle Ole, a Norwegian bachelor farmer living next to her family’s farm near Williston.

Ole was never accused of being a go-getter. The oldest of seven children, he was content to live with his parents well into his 30s, hiring himself out as a farmhand on occasion.

Children were scared of him...

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