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About Lou Sjoberg

Lou Sjoberg was born in Fredric, WI in 1925. He moved to Duluth with his parents where he attended high school at Denfeld High School, and college at University Minnesota-Duluth.


 Lou was a man of many professions, ranging from professional wrestling to a pipe-fitting welder. 


Lou loved smoking fish, so he decided to open up a store.


He originally opened "Duluth Fresh Fish" in Duluth, Minn. He then moved to Knife River, Minn. and opened "Lou's Fish & Cheese House".


He married JoAnn Sjoberg,  and then moved to Two Harbors, MN. Together they opened Lou's Fish 'n' Cheese House in 1985.  


Lou sadly passed away in August of 2003.


After being closed for 4 years, a Two Harbors family decided it was time to bring back the North Shore tradition of World Famous Smoked Fish and Shrimp.


After a major renovation, the doors reopened to the public on July 1st 2018. 


The Swanson family is excited to continue Lou's legacy for years to come.