Tagged: Telemark

Strong sister city relationship between Minot and Skien

         Increased tourism and broadened horizons for residents on both continents are the major benefits of a sister city relationship formed 26 years ago between Minot, N.D., and Skien, Norway.  By Candi Helseth “Tourism...

Norwegian beavers to Scotland

  Eleven beavers from Telemark in Norway have arrived in Scotland, as part of a historic plan by the Scottish Wildlife Trust to reintroduce the mammals to Scotland for the first time in more than 400...

Sju-Lag Stevne in River Falls, Wisconsin

Sju-Lag Stevne (Norwegian words, sju [shoo] meaning “seven”; lag [lahg] meaning “group/s,” and stevne [stev-neh] meaning ”reunion” or “rally.” Join the 7-lag stevne at University of Wisconsin-River Falls from June 25-28, 2009.  The annual...

High Norwegian population growth

The Norwegian population has passed 4.8 million. The population growth from 2007 to 2008 was 62,100, up by 6,000 from the year before, and was the highest since 1920. Last year, 60 500 children were...

The delights of summer: Vacationing at Norsjø Ferieland

By Sasha Aslanian Special to the Norwegian American Weekly The bees outnumber tourists on this late-summer day at Norsjø Ferieland, a popular camping resort in Telemark. At the outdoor restaurant, bees dive-bomb our apple...