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Madison, Minnesota: World's Largest Lutefisk

A 30-foot-long cod named Lou T. Fisk. Lutefisk is a Nordic delicacy, often served at Christmastime, that combines frozen, dried fish and lye. Yum.

Fair St., Madison, MN
Southwest corner of town, on the southeast corner of US Hwy 75 and Fair St., a block south of Hwy 40.
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World's Largest Codfish/Lutefisk Capital

The symbol for the Lutefisk capital of the world or United States (not quite sure which one) is a 30 foot codfish located on Hwy 75 near the intersection of hwy 40 and 75.

[Melissa, 01/12/2006]

Lutefisk Capital of the World

You would enjoy visiting Madison, Minnesota which is the "LUTEFISK CAPITAL OF THE WORLD" and celebrates this with an annual lutefisk eating contest. The town's mascot is Lou T. Fisk, a codfish whose likeness is in the form of a giant Fish-on-Wheels parked on the outskirts of town. Lou is often in parades and is transported occasionally to Glenwood, Minnesota which also claims to be the lutefisk capital of the world.

[anon., 05/22/1997]

May 2001: "Mayor McCheese" sends us this photo and notes: "If you haven't eaten the supposed fish, it tastes like snot. I grew up here. I am not proud."

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