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Espen Fadnes: Thrill Seeker

  Espen Fadnes travels the world chasing adrenaline-filled experiences. The multisport extreme athlete hails from Molde, Norway, where he spent his childhood skiing, climbing and swimming. Today, he’s a professional freeride skier, base jumper and wingsuit flyer. When he’s not flying through the air, Fadnes is a motivational speaker tackling subjects such as risk management and conquering fear. Learn more about Fadnes in [...]

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31st Annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

The Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast returns for its 31st year on November 24th. This annual event, which is held at the Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington, brings together people of Nordic heritage in a celebration of thankfulness for the privileges of freedom, faith, family and friends. This year’s breakfast includes three extraordinary speakers from the community who will discuss their experiences [...]

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Nordic Restaurants in North America

You don’t have to live in Norway to indulge in Nordic cuisine. In Viking magazine's September 2015 issue, we highlight wonderful Scandinavian restaurants in North America, from The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis to Karelia Kitchen in Toronto. Thank you to the members who wrote in to let us know about some of your favorite Scandinavian restaurants. Send your ideas and recommendations [...]

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Chef Trine Hahnemann

As we celebrate Scandinavian food and chefs in Viking’s September issue, we are thrilled to include Trine Hahnemann. Early in her culinary career, she ran a catering company that served rock stars, such as Elton John and the Rolling Stones. Today, the chef and cookbook author runs her own company, Hahnemann’s Kitchen, and teaches cooking classes. Hahnemann is probably best known [...]

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Sons of Norway Member Appointed as Norway’s New Honorary Consul in Alaska

Lise Kristiansen Falskow, a longtime Sons of Norway member and native Alaskan was recently named the new Norwegian Honorary Consul for her home state. The appointment, which was formally announced on August 26 by Norway’s Ambassador to the United States, Kåre Aas. Falskow was born in Anchorage, Alaska and has been an active member of Sons of Norway since she was [...]

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From the Kitchen of Even Ramsvik

In the September 2015 issue of Viking magazine, we celebrate the cuisine and chefs that make Scandinavia a culinary star in Europe. On page 14, meet four of Norway’s top chefs—Esben Holmboe Bang, Geir Skeie, Even Ramsvik and Sven Erik Renaa. These prize-winning chefs serve up innovative food grounded in a commitment to local ingredients and a respect for seasonality. At [...]

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Sons of Norway Seeks Program Coordinator

Sons of Norway is seeking a Program Coordinator to join our team. We are an international fraternal life insurance company that serves 60,000 members in nearly 400 communities throughout North America and Norway. We are headquartered in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Job Responsibilities Content Development: Research and write content for various internal and external communication vehicles. (45%) Event Planning: [...]

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Making His Mark

Minnesota native Curt Rice starts his new position this month as president of Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA). This makes him the first non-Norwegian head of a Norwegian institution for higher education. Viking featured Rice in the August 2015 issue. Check it out on page 46 and see more from the interview below. Q: What makes you [...]

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Sons of Norway is currently seeking candidates to fill the position of Sons of Norway Foundation Director

Sons of Norway is currently seeking candidates to fill the position of Sons of Norway Foundation Director. The Director is responsible for the overall strategic planning revenue generation, financial management, organization education & training, staff management and program operations. Key Responsibilities Strategy and Planning Develop and implement the Sons of Norway Strategic Plan and ensure the plan is complimentary to the [...]

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