Legacy of lutefisk

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The basement of the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis, Minn., is packed with fully set tables in anticipation for the annual lutefisk dinner. The church offers a series of seatings -- 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. On November 23, 2013, all three dinners were sold out.
MPR News/ Nikki Tundel

For years, lutefisk's overall popularity has been on the decline. But the traditional Nordic dish — cod treated with lye — is as celebrated as ever in the upper Midwest.

There are dozens of lutefisk dinners across Minnesota. Reporter Nikki Tundel attended one at Mindekirken in Minneapolis, Minn. on November 23, 2013. The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church hosts one of the most beloved lutefisk festivals in the state.

Can't get enough lutefisk? Neither can the folks in Madison, Minn. Take a look back as "Lutefisk Capital USA" celebrates its heritage with a community supper at the VFW, talent show and lutefisk eating contest.

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