Tagged: Norwegian Americans

Traditional Norwegian lefse

On lefse and her spirit

The best holiday traditions bind loved ones together, and making lefse is no different Aaron B. Skogen Orlando, Fla. As a child, I would gleefully look forward to what felt like a national holiday...

Notable Norwegians: Walter Mondale

David Moe Walter F. Mondale was born in Ceylon, Minnesota, on January 5, 1928, the son of a Methodist minister. He attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduated with a B.A. Degree...

Notable Norwegians: Floyd B. Olson

David Moe Floyd Bjørnstjerne Olson was born November 13, 1891, in Minneapolis, Minn., the only child of a Norwegian father and Swedish mother. He entered the University of Minnesota in 1910. After one year...

A modern immigrant story, part one

Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska In my previous article for The Norwegian American, I explored the reception and treatment of Norwegian immigrants to the United States. This time I will begin to tell you my...

Community-supported education

A short list of scholarships offered in the Norwegian-American community Concordia Language Villages Scholarships The Velkommen Stipend provides assistance to first-time residential Norwegian villagers. This assistance is available to anyone who plans to attend...

Time to lay Ole and Lena to rest?

Innocent mirth or out-dated ethnic inferiority complex? Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles I stomped out of the Sons of Norway convention hall, and said to the surprised guy guarding the door, “I hate Ole...

How to tag a Norwegian: on names

While many signs of Norwegian heritage may be on decline, our surnames remain Nancy L. Coleman & Olav Veka Brumunddal, Norway Norwegians who travel to the United States are usually well aware that between...