Tagged: Norwegians

Kings and things

Napoleon and Desiree’s part in Norway’s independence Judith Gabriel Vinje La Crescenta, Calif. Syttende Mai might be called the “king swapping” day, but throw in a famous courtesan turned queen and an even more...

Thinking of our East Coast friends

By Kelsey Larson Norwegian American Weekly On the evening of Oct. 29, Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the east coast of the U.S. At the time of press, nearly 1.5 million people in New...

Norway to the world

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Fred Kavli strives to make the world a better place Larrie Wanberg Norwegian American Weekly The Kavli Prize will be presented in Norway on Sept. 4, with His Majesty King Harald...

A great Norwegian

Celebrating the life of Olav Trygve Lunde Olav Lunde died peacefully in his sleep in Seattle, Wash. at age 93 on Wednesday evening, May 30, 2012. During his final battle with congestive heart failure...

Norwegians on the Titanic

A special feature by Scott Larsen, B.C. Contributing Editor Why were there 31 Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans on the RMS TITANIC? Simply put, there were 31 passengers with 31 different reasons. Like Norwegian-Americans Engelhart and...

Congo prosecutor wants death penalty for Norwegians

On Aug. 28 a military prosecutor in the Democratic Republic of Congo asked a court to sentence to death two Norwegian men accused of killing their driver in the “lawless east” of the country in May...