Kjell Olav Nordlie, a great and beloved friend, celebrated his birthday earlier this week.  Born in Sarpsborg, Norway, Kjell moved to Dassel, Minnesota with his wife and family in 1981.  The story of how Kjell and Elaine founded the highly successful and enthusiastic Dassel Leikarring, in a town where there weren’t enough Norwegians to field a a baseball team, is one of the intriguing stories of Celebrating the Dassel Leikarring:  Thirty Years of Folk Dancing and Friendship.  Image