Category: Norwegian Heritage

xxxx

“Sons of old Norway owned the town”

Norwegians celebrated Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American “Norwegians Celebrated” ran the bold headline in the evening edition of the Fargo Forum dated May 17, 1904. Thousands of visitors from all over the region...

Quisling is executed

The making of a Norwegian traitor

Part four of four: Quisling is executed, but his name lives on in infamy Alianna Boszhardt Washington During the Nazi invasion of Norway, Quisling seized upon the confusion and broadcast his plan for cooperation...

Madison Leiren

Norway inspires 17de Mai runway show

A fashion flight of fantasy Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Sweet, down-to-earth, and demure, fashion designer Madison Leiren is the opposite of the “devil who wears Prada.” Recently, I had the pleasure of...

Christina Oftedal

An American woman in Norway’s military

Oftedal’s journey led from San Diego to service in the country of her grandfather’s birth Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American When you first encounter Christina Oftedal, you will probably be surprised to learn...

Quisling

The making of a Norwegian traitor

Part three of four: Vidkun betrays Norway and Quisling enters the lexicon Alianna Boszhardt Washington It was Winston Churchill who first used the name Quisling to mean traitor, in his public address following the...

Thor Jensen obituary

The Search for Thor

Jackpot ahead by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By the...

Kolvereid

Genealogy Detective

A monthly column putting people in touch with their Norwegian roots by Liv Marit Haakenstad + Kathy Anderson Genealogy Detective is back with a new inquiry! This time we hear from Dinea Norrell who...