Icelandic Days Ends In Brawl

Published August 9, 2012

An Icelandic Days celebration in the US ended in a fistfight that involved law enforcement and the town’s mayor.
As many know, there are a number of North Americans of Icelandic descent in Canada and the US, mostly in the Plains region of both countries. It is not unusual for some of these communities to hold festivals celebrating their heritage.
The town of Mountain, North Dakota (population: 92, by a 2010 census), despite its small size, is a well-known community of Americans descended from Icelandic immigrants. This town celebrates Icelandic Days every year with a festival called “the Deuce” – during the first weekend in August, to be exact, which is when Icelanders celebrate their Merchants’ Holiday celebrations. Former prime minister Geir H. Haarde was a guest for Mountain’s Icelandic Days in 2007.
This year, things got a little out of control. It has been reported that the town’s mayor, Tim Moore, and others got involved in what became a police matter:

The sheriff’s office said Mayor Tim Moore, Tim David Moore Jr. and Thomas Moore were arrested just before 3:30 a.m. during the weekend-long August the Deuce celebration.
Acting Pembina County State’s Attorney Barb Whelan said Tim Moore was arrested for simple assault on a peace officer, preventing arrest and simple assault domestic violence.
Tim David Moore Jr. was arrested for preventing arrest and physical obstruction of a government function, and Thomas Moore was arrested for simple assault on a peace officer, preventing arrest and physical obstruction of a government function.

The three suspects have promised to appear in court to answer for their behaviour.



News
Another Asylum Seeker Attempts Self-Immolation At Red Cross

Another Asylum Seeker Attempts Self-Immolation At Red Cross

by

An asylum seeker threatened to set himself on fire at Icelandic Red Cross offices today, protesting the length of time

News
Conservative Chair Confounded By Pirate Party

Conservative Chair Confounded By Pirate Party

by

Independence Party chairperson Bjarni Benediktsson says he finds the Pirate Party to be “a blank page” and questioned the commitment

News
New Name For Holuhraun Pending … Or Not

New Name For Holuhraun Pending … Or Not

by

This October, it will be decided whether or not the resulting lava field from the Holuhraun eruption will be given

News
Solar Particles Launch Surprise Shock & Awe Attack Against Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

Solar Particles Launch Surprise Shock & Awe Attack Against Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

by

Last night, northern lights came to Iceland a bit earlier than usual, and in a spectacular state of activity, catching

News
Still More Icelandic Towns Want Asylum Seekers

Still More Icelandic Towns Want Asylum Seekers

by

More Icelandic towns have expressed the desire to welcome more asylum seekers to Iceland, and have appealed to national authorities

News
Extreme Chill Case Going To Court

Extreme Chill Case Going To Court

by

Attendees of the Extreme Chill festival who were subject to egregious police practices are taking the police to court. Helga

Show Me More!