Tagged: Minnesota

Notable Norwegians: Floyd B. Olson

David Moe Floyd Bjørnstjerne Olson was born November 13, 1891, in Minneapolis, Minn., the only child of a Norwegian father and Swedish mother. He entered the University of Minnesota in 1910. After one year...

Curtain closes on 20 years of Ibsen

Ibsen’s final play, When We Dead Awaken, brings a close to Lanesboro’s annual festival Molly Jones The Norwegian American For the last two decades, the Commonweal Theatre Company has been bringing Henrik Ibsen’s works...

Kai Robert presents

Get ready for a Sarpsborg Millenium concert tour with soloist Anette Lyche Brautaset and the Greåker Men’s Choir Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. It’s 2016 and Sarpsborg, Norway, is celebrating its 1000th anniversary. On...

A strawberry fest renaissance

Take the lead from the traditions of Norwegian church communities and celebrate the sweetness of strawberries this summer Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. South Brooklyn has a slew of churches founded by Norwegian émigrés. Some...

In defense of the Kensington Runestone: stoneholes

Bob Voyles Bloomington, Minn. This essay is my personal take on the “who, what, when, where, and why” of medieval Norse “stoneholes” in America. Back in the 14th century and probably even earlier, exploring...

Breakfast for charity

Count your blessings at the annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. As the holidays approach, there is no better way to begin the season than to bring together the Nordic...

Meet Minnesota’s new consul

Eivind Heiberg steps into diplomacy, succeeding Gary Gandrud as Honorary Consul General Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. Eivind Heiberg, 44, a native of Halden, Norway, recently was named Honorary Consul General for Norway by...

It’s official, Norway House is open!

Norway House is a bridge between America and modern-day Norway Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. “Phase One of Norway House is now complete,” said Jeff Mueller, director of operations. “The Education Building offers a...

The ambassador’s very busy week

Aas’s whirlwind culminates in Minneapolis Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. In the same week he flew from Washington, D.C., to Washington State to Alaska planning His Majesty King Harald’s visit later this month, Norwegian...