Viking culture comes alive at annual festival at Viking Village in Moorhead

Sam Swalley takes no bull. With a sword in hand, the bear of a man gathered his strength and dealt a crushing blow to his opponent’s head.

This was not a 10th-century Viking battle. Swalley, the Fargo resident, fought Saturday during the fourth annual Viking Village festival at Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Center, home of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

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