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PAGE 1 2 THE PRESS AUGUST 7, 20 1 31 i~ , / P -0 Top from Left: Dean Bjornsson marches in the parade in Viking Battlegear. Janelle Johnson hangs a poster on the 100% Icelandic float by Golden Valley Veterinary Service in preperation for the big August the Deuce parade. Top Right: Derby at the Deuce. In the northwest corner of the tractor pull event, one had to look twice and ask if they were at the August the Deuce or the Kentucky Derby. Roughly 20 women dressed up in derby garb sporting dresses, hats, and drinking mint juleps. They brought a Kentucky Derby flair to the North Dakota State Truck and Tractor Pull. Watching the action on the track are Lindsey Spoonland (left), Sadie Christianson, and Molly Sullivan. Center Left: Glen Anderson makes his way down the track at the tractor pull. Center Right: Gu- drun Viola Main (Magnusson), originally from Milton now residing in Atlanta, visits the grave site of Niels J. Wium at the Vikur Cemetery in Mountain. Niels was her great aunts first husband. Above Left: Cathy Josephson from Vopnafjordur, Iceland helps Mar- vin and Mary Sveistrup trace their ancestry back to Iceland. Above Right: Porbjorg Ivarsdotter takes a picture of the back of the shirt of Hulda Hannesdotter. The girls were part of a large group from Iceland in the parade. Right: Sierra Foley from Tanzania, Africa enjoys an old fashioned American hot dog in Mountain on Saturday just after the big parade. Sierra's mother Lara (Johnson) Foley is originally from Crystal. Lara is the daughter of Peggy (Cameron) Johnson of Crystal, Lara is the program manager of the Wildlife Conservation Society Tanzania, a program to conserve Tanzania's wildlife and their habitat. Photo on Front Corner: The Prime Min- ister of Iceland, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, rides in style during the 114th Annual Deuce of August Icelandic Celebration. v" 7 i~-~;~ : d J