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Sons of Norway Hires New Foundation Director Ahead of Golden Jubilee

Sons of Norway announced today that Corrie Maki Knudson has been hired to serve as the new Director of the Sons of Norway Foundation.  Joining the Foundation in advance of its 50th anniversary, Knudson brings with her a wealth of experience and success from within the fundraising industry. Having spent the last decade working in philanthropy and focusing on the areas [...]

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Inspiring Young Minds

Norwegian innovator Johan Brand is on a mission to make learning fun. He’s the CEO and co-founder of Kahoot!, a new game-based learning platform used by millions in classrooms worldwide. It encourages scholastic engagement via customizable content and a user-friendly interface that incorporates smartphones. Brand believes that games are based on our first language—play—the crucial element to how we learn about [...]

By |November 20th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Blog|Comments Off on Inspiring Young Minds

Holiday Wish List

November is here, and it’s time to make your Christmas list and check it twice! Looking for some inspiration? In the November 2016 issue of Viking, we rounded up Nordic-inspired gift ideas, including toys, home goods, books and accessories. Here are a few more of our favorites. Display your holiday sweets in the Ginger Serving Bowl by Sagaform. Color enthusiasts will [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Holiday Wish List

It Takes Two

In the November 2016 issue of Viking we talked with Norwegian screenwriters Anna Bache-Wiig and Siv Rajendram Eliassen. They are the masterminds behind Norway’s hit television drama, “Acquitted.” Here, they discuss more about their career and favorite places in Norway. On the inspiration behind the television series “Acquitted” The story is inspired by a real life 1995 murder case in Norway. [...]

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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.

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 [...]

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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