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What's St. Olaf, MN like?

I may get transferred.

by Anonymousreply 69Last Wednesday at 6:53 AM

It’s a nice town full of nice people. I hope you like snow. It’s not that far from the Twin Cities.

by Anonymousreply 104/08/2019

St Olaf township with a population of under 500 people? Or St Olaf College in Northfield?

by Anonymousreply 204/08/2019

Fritz Stickelmeyer was transferred to St. Olaf too. Just sayin. You must be trying to outrun your past too.

by Anonymousreply 304/08/2019

Be sure to stop by and say hi to the Toppelkoffer triplets

by Anonymousreply 404/08/2019

Its where I went to Ho School.

by Anonymousreply 504/08/2019

Ah, Rose, your spelling is really coming along. And your name, you've really gotten better at it.

by Anonymousreply 604/08/2019

Steer clear of Gunilla Olfsdotter

by Anonymousreply 704/08/2019

Be sure to say hello to Yumping Yiminy, and the moose who raised him and put him through medical school.

by Anonymousreply 804/08/2019

Yah you betcha

by Anonymousreply 904/08/2019

Well, it's no St. Judas, Noo Yawk, but . . .

by Anonymousreply 1004/08/2019

It’s a cold, frozen hell.

by Anonymousreply 1104/08/2019

It's the cradle of idiocy, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1204/08/2019

R10: It's certainly no Tyler's Landing, that's for sure.

R12: But they do have a hell of a statue collection there.

by Anonymousreply 1304/08/2019

Just make sure you have a hand carved spigot to tap a maple tree, in case you get lost in the woods, carrying a stack of pancakes.

by Anonymousreply 1404/08/2019

It's a lot like Lake Wobegon.

by Anonymousreply 1504/08/2019

Be sure you visit the Herring Circus (it's like Sea World, only smaller). It's right off Mrs. Olsen Square.

by Anonymousreply 1604/08/2019

I heard the Monopoly knock-off, Gugenspritzer, is based on the town of St. Olaf.

by Anonymousreply 1704/09/2019

Don’t forget to visit the Children’s Cheese Museum.

by Anonymousreply 1804/10/2019

[quote]Be sure you visit the Herring Circus (it's like Sea World, only smaller).

VISIT it? I think OP is their new ringmaster!

by Anonymousreply 1904/10/2019

We were put on the map after Hollywood used our wedding march song for the Laurel & Hardy movies.

by Anonymousreply 2004/10/2019

Don’t miss the day when everyone is dressed as sandwishes. Don’t forget the cheese!

by Anonymousreply 2104/10/2019

In St. Olaf, they think Freud is a way to prepare chicken!

by Anonymousreply 2204/10/2019

They were the pioneers in the Bovine Suffrage movement.

by Anonymousreply 2304/10/2019

Find some locals and ask them to play Ooogle and Flooge, It's an adult version of Hide and Seek.

by Anonymousreply 2404/10/2019

They have a college there.

by Anonymousreply 2504/11/2019

Mean old lady Hickenlooper will stand on her head and wave.

by Anonymousreply 2604/11/2019

Wow. Your company really hates you.

by Anonymousreply 2704/11/2019

Maybe the St. Olaf Repertory Company will put on a production of [italic]Hey Hey, That’s My Tractor![/italic]

by Anonymousreply 2804/11/2019

Emma Emmahoffer has a skeleton in her closet - Mr. Emmahoffer.

by Anonymousreply 2904/11/2019

Remember that time Rose Nylund choked at her high school graduation speach?

by Anonymousreply 3004/11/2019

The fast paced town of Tyler's Landing isn't too far away if you need some culture.

by Anonymousreply 3104/12/2019

You’ll love commuting to work.

by Anonymousreply 3204/12/2019

[quote]Be sure you visit the Herring Circus (it's like Sea World, only smaller)

Oh THAT Herring Circus!

by Anonymousreply 3304/12/2019

OP I hope for your sake it rains. You definitely do not want a drought while you’re there.

by Anonymousreply 3404/12/2019

I you visit Cousin Ingmar, remember not to park under their tree.

by Anonymousreply 3504/12/2019

It's not a real place.

by Anonymousreply 3604/12/2019

*smacks r36 on the head with a newspaper*

by Anonymousreply 3704/12/2019

r36: Blow it out your tubenburbles!

by Anonymousreply 3804/12/2019

Actually there *is* a real St. Olaf, MN!

Population 332 as of the 2000 census.

"The racial makeup of the township was 96.69% White, 1.51% Native American, 0.30% Asian, and 1.51% from two or more races."

by Anonymousreply 3904/12/2019

It's where Frosty the Snowman goes in the summer to work on his tan lines.

by Anonymousreply 4004/12/2019

Wikipedia failed to mention the only Eskimo family living in St. Olaf. Their house melted and saved the town during a drought one year.

by Anonymousreply 4104/12/2019

Uncle what’s his name will play Getting To Know You through the hole in his windpipe to welcome you.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Saturday at 5:52 AM

It can’t be 96% white. That’s almost half the town.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Saturday at 6:13 AM

How far is the commute to St. Gustav?

by Anonymousreply 44Last Saturday at 6:17 AM

St. Olaf college is near Northfield (I think) which is a somewhat charming average smaller town in middle America, Minnesota. It’s the outer suburbs and full of families. Mostly white, kind of bland.. it is on a river. The winters here are depressing, and last forever. There’s also a lot of racial tension lately as we have a high Somali population.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Saturday at 6:32 AM

But we're not talking about St. Olaf COLLEGE, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Saturday at 6:34 AM

Now a Somali ghetto, OP.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Saturday at 6:34 AM

OP, don’t go!

They’ll want to sacrifice you as the town’s dumbest virgin.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Saturday at 6:36 AM

Why OP- is there a prison there?

by Anonymousreply 49Last Saturday at 6:39 AM

Lutefisk is the official food of St. Olaf. The cod fish is the official animal.

They have a Lutefisk celebration every year, but only the locals go. They don't want to be pushy by advertising it.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Saturday at 6:49 AM

Be careful about ordering macaroni and cheese. You might end up in a fight about whether it should rightly be called cheese and macaroni.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Saturday at 6:51 AM

It's probably full of blondes, if that's your type.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Saturday at 6:55 AM

[quote]Now a Somali ghetto

The neo-libs saw a quiet and peaceful little town and decided they were going to fix that.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Saturday at 7:09 AM

Be sure to stop by Emma Immerhoffer‘s soup kitchen and have their Flugel Kaka. It’s to die for.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Saturday at 8:59 AM

Introduce yourself to Ben, Len & Sven. They judge the St. Olaf Woman of the Year contest. And yell out and say Hi to Inga when you pass her house.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Saturday at 9:04 AM

r47 - that's in St. Paul not St. Olaf

by Anonymousreply 56Last Saturday at 10:14 AM

Okay. Picture it. St. Olaf, Minn. It was the day of the Marshmellow vs Mayonaise Competition....

by Anonymousreply 57Last Saturday at 1:01 PM

Good place for children because in school they teach everything in one day!

by Anonymousreply 58Last Saturday at 1:06 PM

Ole, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. His fame grew and soon people from all over the country were coming to St Olaf to have portraits done. One day, a stretch limo pulled up to his house.

Inside was a beautiful woman, who asked Ole if he would paint her in the nude. This was the first time anyone had made this request of Ole. The woman said money was no object. She was willing to pay $50,000. Not wanting to get into trouble with his wife, Ole asked the woman to wait while he went in the house and conferred with Lena, his missus.

In a few minutes, he returned and said to the lady, "Ya, shoor, you betcha. I'll paint ya in da nude, but I'll haff ta leave my socks on so I'll have a place to wipe my brushes."

Uff da!

by Anonymousreply 59Last Saturday at 7:56 PM

A boyfriend I had went there. He wrestled for them. I found the kids that went to school there to be pretentious midwestern snobby snob snobs - they really think they are at a kind of Harvard. Later I had a different boyfriend who actually did go to Harvard and I lived with him in Cambridge - I actually found real Harvard students and this includes graduate students, and MIT, and Boston College and Tuffs students to all be more down to earth then those miserable frozen snobs at St. Olaf. The people in Boston generally seemed more balanced about things, maybe living in a City helped. St Olaf is isolated. Miserable winter cold. Lots of kids up from Illinois North Shore communities, that couldn't get into the Ivy leagues.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Saturday at 8:31 PM

Living in Minnesota I know a lot of St. Olaf College grads. I don't find them snobby at all. Pretty liberal college

by Anonymousreply 61Last Saturday at 8:53 PM

OP, will you or your partner enter the Butter Queen competition?

I hear it can get pretty brutal.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Sunday at 3:18 AM

Our prize chicken, Tulip, won the Miss St. Olaf Poultry Queen contest, then we roasted her and served her with a side of Frugen Glatzen and Peas. SHE WAS DELICIOUS!

by Anonymousreply 63Last Sunday at 9:50 AM

r62, I heard one year there was "churn tampering" involved.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Sunday at 7:27 PM

I have bitter butter memories.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Monday at 2:35 AM

The poster babbling about St. Olaf College in Northfield needs to stay in school and work on reading comprehension.

This thread is about the TOWN of St. Olaf, MN, which is more than 200 miles away from this supposed "Somali ghetto" of Northfield.

by Anonymousreply 66Last Tuesday at 6:12 AM

Be sure to visit the St. Olaf library, and view the collection - all three books. Special shoutout to Gretchen Lillehammer who won St Olaf Woman of the Year (1987) for saving those books.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Tuesday at 7:03 AM

And if you're ever a Jeopardy contestant, you'll want to know who was student council president at St. Olaf High from '45-'47.

by Anonymousreply 68Last Tuesday at 11:50 AM

I got the hell outta there.

by Anonymousreply 69Last Wednesday at 6:53 AM
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