Why I read The Norwegian American
We are happy to share what our readers have to say about our newspaper:
“I read The Norwegian American because it’s a unique way to connect with the Norwegian-American community and understand their perspective on the country I represent. Whether in the Pacific Northwest, the Upper Midwest or in northern Texas—it’s always a joy to visit Americans who are proud of their Norwegians roots. The Norwegian American connects people across the continent, and across the Atlantic.”
Kåre R. Aas
Norwegian Ambassador to the United States
“I read The Norwegian American because it is a survivor of a long tradition of Norwegian newspapers in America. As such, it is also a reminder of what once was and a confirmation of what is—a living Norwegian-American culture.
The long line of Norwegian language newspapers began in 1847 when Nordlyset was published in Muskego, Wis. Almost two centuries later, The Norwegian American celebrates the Norwegian diaspora while reinforcing theconnections with that heritage. I do not look for news from Norway in the pages of The Norwegian American. These days, I can get that more easily online. I read The Norwegian American because, through its essays and feature stories, it connects me with my Norwegian heritage, still alive and proudly thriving in America.”
Dept. of Scandinavian Languages & Literature
University of Washington
“My daughter Birgitta Finn is making our car trip to Chicago (where we will catch our plane to Norway) enjoyable by reading the comics and kid section of The Norwegian American. Thank you! This is a long car ride and we’re off to a great start, thanks to The Norwegian American.”
Ann Kathan & Birgitta Finn
This article originally appeared in the July 12, 2019, issue of The Norwegian American.