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Kodiak to hold Scandinavian culture festival

Norwegian bread, lefse. (Photo by Harald Groven / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak will hold a Scandinavian festival next week. The multi-day event will include regional foods, folk tunes, and stories about local families. Filmmaker Stefan Quinth will screen some of the documentaries he’s recorded around the island. Quinth, who was born in Sweden, is part of a company called Camera ... Read More »

Trick-or-treaters takeover downtown Kodiak for an afternoon

Trick-or-treaters dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT Yesterday, businesses opened their doors in the middle of the afternoon to celebrate Halloween by passing out candy to trick-or-treaters of all shapes, sizes, and ages. KMXT’s Mitch Borden walked around talking to people about how their Halloween was going and what kind of candy they were getting. ... Read More »

Students at Kodiak College may see their tuition go up in the near future

Pencil and paper. (Photo by Tim Taylor/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The University of Alaska’s board of regents is considering raising the tuition for students taking base level courses at Kodiak College and Prince William Sound College. The hikes would only affect base level courses, but those are the majority of the courses Kodiak College offers. If passed tuition would go up ... Read More »

Alaska’s oldest building and its ghost story

Baranov Museum’s Michael Bach stands in room where the murder took place in 1886. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT If any historical site on Kodiak can claim to be haunted, it’s probably the Baranov Museum. The Russian-American magazin, a former warehouse, is the oldest building in Alaska. The Russian-American Company built it between 1805 and 1808 and the Erskine ... Read More »

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