Category: Norway Near You

Polar Bear at Norwegian Arctic Evening

Ambassador Aas hosts an Arctic evening

Great food, icy melting cocktails, and a polar bear make for a memorable event Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. “Not your ordinary reception,” the invitation read. “Arctic Drinks/Arctic Seafood/Arctic Music.” The atmosphere at Arctic...

Three people sitting above the fjords.

It’s scholarship time

Get working on your applications for Sons of Norway Foundation grants for 2018 now Special Release Sons of Norway Foundation The Sons of Norway Foundation awards 25 scholarships to promising students each year. The...

Bridging Norways

Kai Robert Johansen’s recent visit to Norwegian America is a memory that will last a lifetime Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. The trees of northern Minnesota are on fire with gold and red leaves...

A group of people with Norwegian mountains in the background.

“Alt for Norge” and the Trump effect

Norwegian reality TV show benefits from some Americans’ newly elected desire to leave the US and return to their homeland Special Release O’Connor Casting Company Nationwide casting for season nine of Alt for Norge...

Hall of Fame inducts Norwegian Americans

Tollefson’s Retail Group and Nathan Myhrvold are among those to be honored at this year’s Norsk Høstfest Special Release Norsk Høstfest A four-generation business, a Finnish chef and author, and a visionary technology and...

Forty years of pure Scandimonium

Nation’s largest Scandinavian festival, Norsk Høstfest, kicks off September 27 in Minot, ND Special Release Norsk Høstfest When Chester Reiten and early supporters determined that Minot needed an event to celebrate Scandinavian heritage, they...

Sons of Norway selling headquarters

New development on the site will include a new SON headquarters to open in 2020 Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. After 55 years at 1455 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, the Sons of Norway International...

Visit the Draken at Mystic Seaport

The Viking ship is docked in Connecticut at the country’s largest maritime museum   Molly Jones The Norwegian American After making its challenging transatlantic journey from Norway to North America and sailing through the...

Shared history and common values

The Norwegian Lady and the tale of two sister cities separated by the Atlantic Ocean Lori Ann Reinhall Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association The year was 1891 and Norwegian sea captain Jordan Jørgensen, like so...