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Published since May 17, 1889

The Norwegian American / Norway House
Tel: (612) 871-2211 • Email:

Norway House, Minneapolis

Publisher Emeritus
Ragnar Meyer-Knutsen

Lori Ann Reinhall

Assistant Editor
Ragnhild Hjeltnes

Business & Sports Editor
Michael Kleiner

Taste of Norway Editor
Kristi Bissell

Travel Editor
Cynthia Elyce Rubin

Editorial Assistant
Synneva Bratland

Graphics Designer
Ingrid Sampson

Copy Editor
Rebecca Gjendem


Ads & Marketing
John Smistad

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 monthly by Norway House, 913 Franklin Avenue, Minnapolis, MN, 55404.

• Annual Print Subscription Cost: US $70 Domestic, US $94 to Canada, US $212 to Norway and all other foreign countries. Annual Digital Subscription Cost: US $30.

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