Tagged: Norwegian Americans

Norway through an American lens

Photojournalist from Norway meets a new generation of Norwegian Americans Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American The debate on immigration is hot, both in the United States and in Norway. There is talk of...

Traditional Norwegian lefse

On lefse and her spirit

The best holiday traditions bind loved ones together, and making lefse is no different Aaron B. Skogen Orlando, Fla. As a child, I would gleefully look forward to what felt like a national holiday...

Notable Norwegians: Walter Mondale

David Moe Walter F. Mondale was born in Ceylon, Minnesota, on January 5, 1928, the son of a Methodist minister. He attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduated with a B.A. Degree...

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...

A modern immigrant story, part one

Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska In my previous article for The Norwegian American, I explored the reception and treatment of Norwegian immigrants to the United States. This time I will begin to tell you my...

Community-supported education

A short list of scholarships offered in the Norwegian-American community Concordia Language Villages Scholarships The Velkommen Stipend provides assistance to first-time residential Norwegian villagers. This assistance is available to anyone who plans to attend...

Time to lay Ole and Lena to rest?

Innocent mirth or out-dated ethnic inferiority complex? Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles I stomped out of the Sons of Norway convention hall, and said to the surprised guy guarding the door, “I hate Ole...