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Community Support Allows the Draken Harald Hårfagre to Sail on to Chicago

Sons of Norway has learned that due to its fundraising now totaling more than $56,000, the Draken Harald Hårfagre Viking ship will continue its voyage to Chicago as part of Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2016. Statement from the Draken Harald Hårfagre: We are so grateful for all the people engaging in our efforts to continue our expedition in the Great [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Community Support Allows the Draken Harald Hårfagre to Sail on to Chicago

Help the Draken Harald Hårfagre sail again!

Sons of Norway Establishes Official Fundraising Site in Partnership with the Draken Harald Hårfagre The charitable Foundation of Sons of Norway, a Minneapolis-based financial services and cultural organization, and the Draken Harald Hårfagre Viking ship team have established a partnership to immediately handle a deluge of interest in donating to allow the vessel to continue its voyage as part of Tall [...]

By |July 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Help the Draken Harald Hårfagre sail again!

Top Actress

In the June 2016 issue of Viking, we talked with Norwegian actress Ellen Dorrit Petersen. Hailing from Tau, Norway, she studied performing arts at the Oslo National Academy of Arts and started her acting career on stage at theaters in Stavanger and Oslo. She’s appeared in Norwegian films such as “Troubled Water,” “King of Devil’s Island” and “Blind.” Later this year, [...]

By |June 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Top Actress

Gifts for Summer

Summer entertaining season has arrived! If you’re looking for Scandinavian-inspired gifts, check out Viking’s June issue for ideas perfect for newlyweds, kids, grads and gracious hosts. Here are few more editor’s picks. The Piccadilly line of bowls and dishes is a highlight of Sagaform’s spring/summer 2016 collection. Perfect for serving appetizers and desserts, the oven safe dishes come in several charming [...]

By |May 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Gifts for Summer

Ambassador Hans Brattskar Visits Minneapolis

This week, Norwegian Ambassador Hans Brattskar visited Minneapolis for a series of events. He spoke about Norway’s foreign policy at The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, visited Sons of Norway headquarters, and was the  Ambassador Brattskar and Sons of Norway CEO Eivind Heiberg. Photo by Becca Dilly guest speaker at the Syttende Mai Minnesota Banquet. Brattskar was recently named Ambassador and Permanent [...]

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Ambassador Hans Brattskar Visits Minneapolis

Sons of Norway is seeking an experienced Insurance New Business Representative to join our team of professionals in Minneapolis, MN. About Us: Sons of Norway have been in the business of selling annuity and life insurance products since 1895. Since then we have grown to become a $360 million Fraternal Life Insurance company that serves 60,000 members in nearly 400 communities [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on

Sons of Norway Seeks Communications Manager

Sons of Norway is seeking an experienced Communications Manager to join our team in Minneapolis, MN. Job Summary: This position reports to the Sons of Norway Fraternal Director and is responsible for counseling staff, management and leadership on communication issues; creation of internal and external messages and communication vehicles; and providing direct oversight of the creative team. Job Responsibilities: Management: •   [...]

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Sons of Norway Seeks Communications Manager

Nordic Landmarks in North America

Learning about your Nordic heritage doesn’t require a trip to Norway. There are plenty of opportunities for North Americans to have those cultural experiences closer to home. In the May 2016 issue of Viking, we highlight museums, monuments, historical sites and educational centers in the United States and Canada worthy of a family road trip. Looking for more ideas? Read on! Runestone Museum [...]

By |May 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Nordic Landmarks in North America

Sons of Norway Announces New Racing Sponsorship

Sons of Norway Announces New Racing Sponsorship posted on Fri, Apr 15 2016 11:00 am by Erik Evans 1 Comment Sons of Norway is pleased to announce its new sponsorship of Norwegian racer, Caroline Olsen for the 2016 MotoAmerica series. Olsen, a native of Halden, Norway, has been tearing up race tracks throughout Scandinavia and Europe for a few years now. [...]

By |April 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Sons of Norway Announces New Racing Sponsorship

Ready to Serve: Part Two

This Q&A is a continuation of the article that ran in the March issue of Viking magazine. In your Viking interview you had mentioned wanting to deepen members’ understanding of the Foundation. Where are some areas you think members would most benefit from this deeper understanding? Through philanthropy, lives are changed. The Sons of Norway Foundation able to sustain its programs only with [...]

By |March 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Ready to Serve: Part Two