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Norwegian-Americans sought for Norway reality show

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — A casting company is seeking Minnesota residents of Norwegian descent who'd be willing to compete in a reality TV show in Norway.

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O'Connor Casting Co. is holding an open call Dec. 1 at the Mall of America for all Norwegian-Americans interested in auditioning. Those selected will appear on the fourth season of Norway's Emmy Award-winning show "Alt for Norge."

An Albert Lea Tribune report (http://bit.ly/Tah0xV ) says the show stars 12 Norwegian-Americans who fly to Norway and dive into the culture and customs. The contestants face challenges designed to build their endurance and test their courage. The winner receives $50,000 in cash.

The casting company says it's looking for "ambitious, adventure-seeking Americans with Norwegian blood who are 18 years or older and have never traveled to Norway."

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Information from: Albert Lea Tribune, http://www.albertleatribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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