Tagged: Minnesota

Norwegian teens get a feel for Minnesota

Norwegian Home Guard Youth enjoy American life as part of NOREX troop exchange Aaron Hagström North Oaks, Minn. Katrine Flunes, 18, a native of Oslo, stood with her hand over her heart in the...

A friendly Norwegian invasion

The world’s longest-running troop exchange brings Norwegians and Minnesotans together Aaron Hagström North Oaks, Minn. Four soldiers stood over two prone captives in the atrium of a concrete building, shouting in Norwegian and exhaling...

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...

Skogfjorden from the inside

Barb Keith, RN PHN Mankato, Minn. “Alt for barna.” For Skogfjorden staff, “Everything for the sake of the children” is not an empty phrase; it’s the reason behind everything they do, around the clock,...

Anti-hunger breakfast

Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast celebrates 30 years of fellowship and charity Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. Thirty years ago, Sons of Norway and Lawrence O. Hauge had a brainstorm: bring together the Nordic community...

A cultural bridge

Explore, discover and celebrate Nordic countries at the 25th annual Leiv Eriksson International Festival (LEIF) in Minneapolis Leiv Eriksson International Festival Minneapolis, Minn. The Leiv Eriksson International Festival (LEIF) in Minneapolis, Minn., is pleased...

A touch of Norway in America

Successful small business Norway Art connects Norwegian art to North America By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly Instilled with a love of Norway from childhood, Mary Jo Thorsheim of Norway Art® is committed...

Freedom and peace

  Honoring 39 years of troop exchange between the US and Norway in Little Falls, Minn. By Gary G. Erickson Sunburg, Minn. Norwegian Home Guard troops recently completed their 39th annual reciprocal troop exchange...

Friendship and fun at Skogfjorden

Skogfjorden celebrates 50 years of learning By Kelsey Larson For 50 summers now, Skogfjorden Norwegian Language Village has allowed kids to escape the modern world and enjoy nature, friends and learning. Located on Turtle...