Williston's First Lutheran Church Lutefisk Dinner

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WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston's First Lutheran Church will hold its 87th Annual Lutefisk Dinner this weekend.

Volunteers were busy working this morning preparing the Scandinavian delicacy.

Eighteen-hundred pounds of Lutefisk were portioned and put into salted water to be steamed on Saturday. The dried cod soaked in lye will of course be served with lots of butter.

Seven hundred and fifty pounds of meatballs will also be prepared for those who aren't as adventuress.

Volunteer Larry Dokken has been slicing up fish for the event for the past eight years and says people travel from all over to get their fill.

"Yeah, it's big. They come from Minot and all over for this. It's not just a local thing. People come from all around for this. Take and put a lot of butter on it and it's just like poor man's lobster," said Dokken.

The Lutefisk and meatballs will be available this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the church dining hall. Tickets are still available.