I may get transferred.
What's St. Olaf, MN like?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/19/2019|
It’s a nice town full of nice people. I hope you like snow. It’s not that far from the Twin Cities.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/08/2019|
St Olaf township with a population of under 500 people? Or St Olaf College in Northfield?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/08/2019|
Fritz Stickelmeyer was transferred to St. Olaf too. Just sayin. You must be trying to outrun your past too.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/08/2019|
Be sure to stop by and say hi to the Toppelkoffer triplets
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/08/2019|
Its where I went to Ho School.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/08/2019|
Ah, Rose, your spelling is really coming along. And your name, you've really gotten better at it.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/08/2019|
Steer clear of Gunilla Olfsdotter
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/08/2019|
Be sure to say hello to Yumping Yiminy, and the moose who raised him and put him through medical school.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/08/2019|
Yah you betcha
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/08/2019|
Well, it's no St. Judas, Noo Yawk, but . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/08/2019|
It’s a cold, frozen hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/08/2019|
It's the cradle of idiocy, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/08/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||04/08/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||04/08/2019|
It's a lot like Lake Wobegon.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/08/2019|
Be sure you visit the Herring Circus (it's like Sea World, only smaller). It's right off Mrs. Olsen Square.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/08/2019|
I heard the Monopoly knock-off, Gugenspritzer, is based on the town of St. Olaf.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/09/2019|
Don’t forget to visit the Children’s Cheese Museum.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/10/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 19||04/10/2019|
We were put on the map after Hollywood used our wedding march song for the Laurel & Hardy movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/10/2019|
Don’t miss the day when everyone is dressed as sandwishes. Don’t forget the cheese!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/10/2019|
In St. Olaf, they think Freud is a way to prepare chicken!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/10/2019|
They were the pioneers in the Bovine Suffrage movement.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/10/2019|
Find some locals and ask them to play Ooogle and Flooge, It's an adult version of Hide and Seek.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/10/2019|
They have a college there.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/11/2019|
Mean old lady Hickenlooper will stand on her head and wave.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/11/2019|
Wow. Your company really hates you.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/11/2019|
Maybe the St. Olaf Repertory Company will put on a production of [italic]Hey Hey, That’s My Tractor![/italic]
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/11/2019|
Emma Emmahoffer has a skeleton in her closet - Mr. Emmahoffer.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/11/2019|
Remember that time Rose Nylund choked at her high school graduation speach?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/11/2019|
The fast paced town of Tyler's Landing isn't too far away if you need some culture.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/12/2019|
You’ll love commuting to work.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/12/2019|
[quote]Be sure you visit the Herring Circus (it's like Sea World, only smaller)
Oh THAT Herring Circus!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/12/2019|
OP I hope for your sake it rains. You definitely do not want a drought while you’re there.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/12/2019|
I you visit Cousin Ingmar, remember not to park under their tree.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/12/2019|
It's not a real place.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/12/2019|
*smacks r36 on the head with a newspaper*
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/12/2019|
r36: Blow it out your tubenburbles!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||04/12/2019|
It's where Frosty the Snowman goes in the summer to work on his tan lines.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||04/12/2019|
Uncle what’s his name will play Getting To Know You through the hole in his windpipe to welcome you.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/13/2019|
It can’t be 96% white. That’s almost half the town.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/13/2019|
How far is the commute to St. Gustav?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||04/13/2019|
But we're not talking about St. Olaf COLLEGE, Rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/13/2019|
Now a Somali ghetto, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/13/2019|
OP, don’t go!
They’ll want to sacrifice you as the town’s dumbest virgin.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/13/2019|
Why OP- is there a prison there?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||04/13/2019|
It's probably full of blondes, if that's your type.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/13/2019|
[quote]Now a Somali ghetto
The neo-libs saw a quiet and peaceful little town and decided they were going to fix that.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/13/2019|
Be sure to stop by Emma Immerhoffer‘s soup kitchen and have their Flugel Kaka. It’s to die for.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||04/13/2019|
r47 - that's in St. Paul not St. Olaf
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/13/2019|
Okay. Picture it. St. Olaf, Minn. It was the day of the Marshmellow vs Mayonaise Competition....
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/13/2019|
Good place for children because in school they teach everything in one day!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/13/2019|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 60||04/13/2019|
Living in Minnesota I know a lot of St. Olaf College grads. I don't find them snobby at all. Pretty liberal college
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/13/2019|
OP, will you or your partner enter the Butter Queen competition?
I hear it can get pretty brutal.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/14/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||04/14/2019|
r62, I heard one year there was "churn tampering" involved.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/14/2019|
I have bitter butter memories.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/15/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||04/16/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 67||04/16/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||04/16/2019|
I got the hell outta there.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/17/2019|
The trains all leave 15 minutes early.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/19/2019|