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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. 1. First Norwegian king born in Norway in 567 years. Although Norway’s history dates back many centuries, the country’s status as a modern independent nation is comparatively young. Due to [...]

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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.   About Us Sons of Norway, a financial services and international cultural organization headquartered in Minneapolis, began with shared values and a simple promise of financial security when like-minded people came together to protect their families, celebrate their culture and strengthen their [...]

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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 [...]

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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. As time goes on we seek to clothe, educate and further provide the pursuit of happiness. The number of people [...]

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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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More With Rick Steves

In the January 2017 issue of Viking, we talked with renowned author, television host and travel expert Rick Steves about his passion for Scandinavia. His wanderlust began with a family trip to visit Norwegian relatives as a teenager. Today, Steves is North America’s most respected authority on European travel, and he still makes it a priority to return to his homeland [...]

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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! Watch as Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Not only will attendees partake in a [...]

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In Memory of Raymond P. Knutson

1936 – 2017 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 in multiple capacities, including as District 5 President and Treasurer, as well as International Treasurer. [...]

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Sons of Norway Congratulates HM King Harald V on His 25 Year Reign

Like yesterday, today is a very special day as well, though for a different, yet similar reason. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the reign of His Majesty The King of Norway, King Harald V! It was on this day in 1991 that King Harald V succeeded to the throne upon the death of his father Olav V. Like his father and [...]

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