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Celebrate Immigrant Roots, Unite to Build a Caring Community

Minnesota Senator John Marty 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. His remarks will focus on the concept of faith, one of the event’s primary themes (the others are freedom, family and friends). When asked why community gatherings like the Nordic American [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate Immigrant Roots, Unite to Build a Caring Community

Six Extraordinary Countries: Countless Ways to Experience Scandinavia!

Sons of Norway is pleased to bring you the following message from Travel Partner and International Convention Sponsor, Borton Overseas.  During the winter months, it's easy to hibernate. But with all the adventures that Scandinavia has to offer - including cruising, dogsledding, snowmobiling, and the Northern Lights - there's no reason to stay at home this winter! At Borton Overseas, Scandinavia [...]

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Six Extraordinary Countries: Countless Ways to Experience Scandinavia!

Hear a Hopeful Message, Get the Inside Scoop on Minnesota Media

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 [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Hear a Hopeful Message, Get the Inside Scoop on Minnesota Media

Five Odd-But-True Tidbits About Norway

Norway is a beautiful country with a long and interesting history. But in addition to its interesting history and reputation for being friendly, active, and spectacularly beautiful, Norway has some distinctively odd characteristics and traditions. Here are five intriguing, strange facts about Norway. 1. It is illegal to die in Longyearbyen Longyearbyen; the largest city on Spitsbergen, the largest island on Norway’s Svalbard [...]

By |October 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Five Odd-But-True Tidbits About Norway

Celebrate Leif Erikson throughout October

Leif Erikson is probably the most iconic Viking of all. Leif Erikson Day is celebrated on October 9 of each year, and Sons of Norway is all for extending his memory for the entire month! In that spirit, here is an overview of Leif Erikson’s background and adventures, excerpted from the October 2015 issue of Viking. Leif Erikson was the first [...]

By |October 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate Leif Erikson throughout October

Summing Up the 2016 Sons of Norway International Convention

From a rosemaled spice cabinet to a complete Illinois bunad, the 2016 International Folk Art Competition and Exhibition, part of the International Convention in Tacoma, Wash., featured an array of intricate pieces crafted by over 50 talented Sons of Norway members from across the globe. More than 90 items competed for various titles in 10 different artistic categories during the international [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Summing Up the 2016 Sons of Norway International Convention

2016 Winners: International Folk Art Competition

A vibrant, action-packed convention took place in Tacoma last month when Sons of Norway delegates descended on the mountain-ringed port to conduct its biennium business and have a generous portion of fun as well. Read on for the run-down … Elections Jon Tehven, Waverly, Iowa, was re-elected International President. Tehven served as president from 2014-2016; his new term will extend until [...]

By |September 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on 2016 Winners: International Folk Art Competition

Trivia, Gourmet Dining and More at Norsk Høstfest 2016

In less than two weeks tens of thousands will gather at the State Fair Center in Minot, N.D., to take part in North America’s largest Scandinavian festival, Norsk Høstfest. We’ve already highlighted some of the world-class entertainment and learning opportunities available at the event, read on to learn more about gourmet restaurant En To Tre and Sons of Norway’s "Spin the [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Trivia, Gourmet Dining and More at Norsk Høstfest 2016

Embracing Norway’s Wonders

Sons of Norway is pleased to bring you the following message from Travel Partner and International Convention Sponsor, Borton Overseas.  Today we bring you some travel highlights from Nicole Anderson, a Scandinavia Specialist with Borton Overseas. Nicole had the pleasure of leading her first group tour to Norway just a few weeks ago. Read on to learn more about her favorite [...]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Embracing Norway’s Wonders

International Diplomat

                                                                                                                Photo by Becca Tilly In the September issue of Viking magazine, we highlight Norwegian Ambassador Hans Brattskar. For more than 30 years, he has represented Norway as a diplomat promoting peace around the world and tackling global issues such as deforestation, women’s rights and education. This month, he starts a new role as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on International Diplomat