Tagged: Norwegian American

A very close race

While a large number of Norwegians want Erna Solberg as the next Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg also has popular support Staff Compilation While it seems that most Norwegians trust Erna Solberg (Conservative Party) to...

A U.S. ski profile

Exclusive interview with the U.S. Women’s Ski Team By John Erik Stacy Seattle, Wash. American women have again shown that the U.S.A is a cross-country ski nation. U.S. women graced the winner’s podium in...

Characters among us

Stories of the “Han Ola og han Per” comic Christy Olsen Field Managing Editor So who are those characters that are on page seven? It’s a question we get on a regular basis. With...

Connecting to our heritage

The American Festival honors the rich Norwegian-American ties in Vanse, Norway Victoria Hofmo Norwegian American Weekly “The best thing to happen to Lista since Brooklyn” is the slogan for the American Festival in Vanse,...

In the footsteps of early immigrants

A tour through Brooklyn remembers the past By Berit Hessen Norwegian American Weekly On Oct. 9, 1825 Cleng Peerson (the father of the Norwegian Immigration to America) who hailed from Tysvær, greeted 52 Norwegians...

Steven Johnson named Vesterheim’s Executive Director

Decorah, Iowa—The Board of Trustees of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum has named Steven Johnson, Decorah, Iowa, as Executive Director of its world-class ethnic museum effective November 1. Johnson has been associated with the museum for...

One funny Norwegian polio fundraiser

Norwegian club uses humor to raise money for Rotary’s challenge Norwegians love to tell stories, especially funny ones, writes Arnold R. Grahl for Rotary International News. So when the Rotary Club of Gamlebyen-Fredrikstad came...

Luren Singing Society to perform in Iowa

The Keokuk Concert Association presents the Luren Singing Society at 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 25 at the Grand Theatre, 26 N. Sixth St., Keokuk, Iowa. This concert is the first of the 2009-2010 series...

New book about the Norwegian emigration to America

A new Norwegian book written by author Sverre Mørkhagen, called “Farewell, Norway Amerika 1825–1975”, claims that the actual number of emigrants leaving Norway for America was much higher than the estimated 800,000. On Tuesday Oct. 13, “Farvel Norge,”...