Tagged: Midwest

Norwegian-American fish tales (& tours)

The Norwegian-American Historical Association is exploring Lake Superior’s fishy history this summer, and you can too—any time Amy Boxrud Northfield, Minn. This summer, the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) plans to explore the special history...

Norwegian roadside

Minnesotan small towns think BIG

Colossal roadside attractions put Norwegian-American legends on the map Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American The state of Minnesota has attracted a multitude of ethnic groups, and Norwegians are one of the largest. The...

Foreign and family affairs in Decorah

A Norwegian political adviser visits Iowa’s Vesterheim and finds family waiting Vesterheim Decorah, Iowa Bård Ludvig Thor­heim, political adviser to Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, on a visit to Decorah on May 30, toured...

Midwest-Telemark cooperation continues

In Oslo and in North Dakota, ties are strengthened Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway A Midwest Business Delegation made up of representatives from North Dakota and Minnesota just visited Oslo. Jason Turflinger, Managing Director at...

Planning for 2016

Preparations for Bygdelagenes Fellesraad’s Centennial Stevne are underway Gary G. Erickson Sunburg, Minn. Minneapolis’s Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church of Minneapolis, hosted more than 60 officers and delegates from 29 bygdelag (area associations)...

Save the date for an extraordinary Julefest

Norsk Julefest brings the Midwest’s Scandinavians together in a grand event Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. Save Thursday, Dec. 4, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for an outstanding Norsk Julefest! Banding together for their...

Bærumkoret in the Midwest

Bærumkoret is a mixed choir from Bærum, Norway, just outside of the capital city of Oslo. In late May and early June of 2011, after years of anticipation, the choir will be touring and...

Vesterheim Quilt Exhibition Opening Celebrated on Free Thursdays

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum announces the opening of an exhibition of stunning quilts from the museum collection, “Pieces of Self: Identity and Norwegian-American Quilts,” on view in Vesterheim’s Main Building beginning April 1, 2010. To...