Anniken Krutnes visits the Midwest

Ambassador on the move

In July, Anniken Ramberg Krutnes, Norway’s ambassador to the United States, toured the Midwest. Her trip included stops in Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison, Wis., and Decorah, Iowa.

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Photo courtesy of Vesterheim
At Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa, Ambassador Krutnes checked out the collections and archives, full of treasures from the Norwegian-American story.


Photo: Ray Nilsen
Ambassador Anniken R. Krutnes (left), Barbra Kronberg-Mogil (center), and Honorary Norwegian Consul Susan Meyer (right) posed for photo at the entrance to Minnekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Chicago.


Photo: Diane Mauerer
In Madison, Wis., Ambassador Krutnes (right) met with Dana Kelly (left), executive director at Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library, a major center devoted to preserving and sharing Norwegian-American family history.

This article originally appeared in the September 2, 2022, issue of The Norwegian American.

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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.