February 17, 2017

5 Facts about Norway’s King

February 21 marks the 80th birthday of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway. In honor of this special occasion, here are five facts you might not know about the monarch. 

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February 16, 2017

Sons of Norway Seeks Communications Specialist

Sons of Norway is seeking a Communications Specialist with strong writing and event planning skills to join our team.

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February 12, 2017

One-of-a-Kind Ride Along

You may not know it, but Norway has the distinction of having a one-of-a-kind police unit--the Reinpolitiet (Reindeer Police). Those unfamiliar with the duties of this group of officers may find the idea of reindeer policing a bit peculiar, however the mission of this unit is an important one. 

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February 12, 2017

2017 Named the Year of Indigenous Art and Thought

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is celebrating 2017 as the Year of Indigenous Art and Thought. Established in 2001 by Norway’s Ministries of Culture and Foreign affairs, the independent nonprofit foundation aims to feature Norwegian artists from around the globe and promote worldwide collaboration among artists. This year’s theme is timed to coincide with the 100th Jubilee of the first Sami congress, which was held by Swedish and Norwegian Sami Feb. 6-9, 1917, in Tråante (the Sami name for Trondheim). 

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February 12, 2017

Young Norwegian Home in D.C. as Top Embassy Chef

In January the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C., welcomed its new Executive Chef, Trym Brannvoll Ullerud. At the age of 23, Ullerud is already an accomplished chef and is excited to take on new culinary challenges in the U.S. Capitol.

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February 10, 2017

Be My Valentine

Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is our annual opportunity to express that sentiment. We provide for our loved ones from day one by giving food, shelter and affection—basic human instinct in the early years with our own children.

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January 24, 2017

More With Rick Steves

In the January 2017 issue of Viking, we highlight renowned author, television host and travel expert Rick Steves about his passion for Scandinavia. Read more from the interview here.

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January 24, 2017

Hygge Lifestyle Trend on the Rise

With recent articles in The New York Times, TIME, Forbes and more, the Nordic lifestyle trend “hygge” (pronounced HIG-geh) is gaining popularity and inspiring audiences outside Scandinavia to embrace a cozy lifestyle. A hallmark of modern Danish culture, the word hygge originates from the Norwegian word for “well-being” and first appeared in Danish writing in the early 1800s. 

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January 23, 2017

In Memory of Raymond P. Knutson

Sons of Norway has lost a treasured, longtime member:  Ray Knutson, Valhall 168, District 5, passed away earlier this week.

 

A member of Sons of Norway for 34 years, Ray is remembered for serving as a mentor to many within the organization and serving in multiple capacities, including as District 5 President and Treasurer, as well as International Treasurer. His volunteerism and dedication to Sons of Norway served as an inspiration to many within his lodge and within his wider community.

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January 23, 2017

Nordic Heritage Night at the Timberwolves

Sons of Norway is pleased to invite members and friends from across the Nordic community to gather and celebrate Nordic Heritage Night at the Minnesota Timberwolves!

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