MINOT, N.D. — Former major league All-Star Darin Erstad of Jamestown joins the Wisness family and Dr. Richard Lindstrom as inductees into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame in Minot on Sept. 24 before the annual three-day Norsk Høstfest festival.
Erstad was the first-overall pick in the 1995 MLB Draft and went on to win a World Series title with the Anaheim Angels in 2002. The Wisness family have farmed and ranched on land near Keene for five generations. Lindstrom holds more than 40 patents in ophthalmology and is an internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive, glaucoma, and laser surgery.
Other past notable inductees include Doc Severinsen, Bobby Vee, Tippi Hedren, Josh Duhamel, Kris Kristofferson, Bud Grant and several North Dakota governors, including Gov. Doug Burgum.