The Norwegian American

Published since May 17, 1889

PO Box 30863 Seattle WA 98113
Tel: (206) 784-4617 • Email:

Norway House, Minneapolis

Publisher Emeritus
Ragnar Meyer-Knutsen

Lori Ann Reinhall

Business & Sports Editor
Michael Kleiner

Taste of Norway Editor
Christy Olsen Field

Travel Editor
Cynthia Rubin



The Norwegian American strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage call (206) 784-4617. • The Norwegian American reserves the right to edit any and all submissions for style, grammar, accuracy, and/or space, and the right not to print submissions deemed libelous, in poor taste, or not suited for publication in this newspaper. • The opinions expressed by opinion writers and letter writers are not necessarily those of The Norwegian American, and our publication of those views is not an endorsement of them. Comments, suggestions, and complaints about the opinions expressed by the paper’s editorials should be directed to the editor-in-chief. • The Norwegian American (USPS 679-840) (ISSN 2473-1293) is published every other week by Norwegian American Weekly, INC. PO Box 30863, Seattle WA 98113
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SINCE MAY 17, 1889. Formerly:
Norwegian American Weekly
Norway Times / Nordisk Tidende, Western Viking / Washington Posten

Comprising Nordisk Tidende, Decorah-Posten og Ved Arnen, Minneapolis-Tidende, Minnesota Posten, Norrona, and Skandinaven