Award-winning TPT political reporter and program host Mary Lahammer is a featured speaker at the 2016 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast to be held on November 22 at 7 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington. Her remarks will focus on the concept of freedom, one of the event’s primary themes (the others are faith, family and friends).

While sharing comments with Sons of Norway leading up to the event, Lahammer noted that her eagerness to participate stems from her thankfulness for her Minnesota and Scandinavian heritage and wanting to share a hopeful message in these divisive times. She also expressed that she is “honored to be able to practice freedom of the press on a daily basis as a journalist.”

Lahammer promises the audience “an inside look at Minnesota politics and media from someone who has spent her entire life immersed in it.”

When asked her thoughts on the concept of thankfulness and giving back, Lahammer noted that “food and freedom are two very important causes that contribute to our community, so I’m pleased our event beneficiaries are the Minnesota Military Family Foundation and Second Harvest Heartland.”

Lahammer revealed that Thanksgiving has always been her favorite holiday. “Of course I love mass quantities of homemade food,” she said, “but more importantly I appreciate what the holiday represents – thankfulness.”

The aim of the Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast, now in its 32nd year, is to bring together people of Nordic heritage and to offer thanks for the privileges of freedom, faith, family and friends.

Tickets are still available for this popular event, and tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations and payment may be processed online at or by calling Sons of Norway at 612-821-4640 by Wednesday, November 16. Learn more.