Duluth's Biggest Lutefisk Dinner Canceled

Created: 12/03/2013 10:49 PM

A Northland tradition has been canceled due to the winter storm for the first time in 19 years.

The lutefisk dinner at Duluth's First Lutheran Church will not be taking place Wednesday.

The event takes 100 volunteers to serve about 1,000.

But with tough driving conditions, an even tougher decision had to be made.

"We just had to make that call early this morning when we could stop the lutefisk from arriving, said Char Juntunen, director of the dinner. "550 pounds of lutefisk is nothing you want sitting around in your kitchen for awhile."

They were able to cancel or return most of the food, except the meatballs and bread. That's because the meat was already mixed and the bread had already been baked.

The meatballs will be for sale this Sunday at church.

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