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Stein Eriksen: The Heart of Skiing

By now you’ve probably heard about the passing of one skiing’s greatest contributors, Stein Eriksen. However, rather than mourning this sad occasion we want to take a moment and celebrate his life and the contributions he made to the world of skiing.As one of the most recognized names in the ski world, Stein Eriksen was synonymous with skiing style and elegance for [...]

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Sons of Norway Marks the Passing of Former Board Member

It is with and a heavy heart that we must report to our members on the passing of one of our own. Ernst Granly, a former International Director for Sons of Norway and good friend to the Headquarters staff passed away on December 15, surrounded by his loving family. Ernst, who turned 71 earlier this year, was a man of joy [...]

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2015 Marks 150 Years Since Cleng Peerson’s Death

Cleng Peerson Commemoration This year has been an important one for fans of Cleng Peerson, as 2015 marks the 150th Anniversary of his death on the Clifton, TX, farm where he spent the last 10 years of his life. To help mark the occasion, Thomas Mannes, a Sons of Norway member of the lodge in Haugesund, Norway has been restoring the [...]

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Norway’s Coffee Culture

Did you know that Scandinavians are among the world’s top coffee drinkers? Their love of coffee is more than just about an energy boost. It’s a cultural custom that has been bringing people together for centuries. Viking magazine’s November cover feature explores coffee in Norway—from the Nordic approach to brewing and top coffee shops. Plus, it’s no surprise that Norway is [...]

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More With Alan Lucien Øyen

In the November issue of Viking magazine, we highlight multi-talented writer, director, choreographer and performer Alan Lucien Øyen. The award-winner runs a company called Winter Guests, which works with skilled performers to create theatrical works in English for the international stage. From Nov. 28 to Dec. 8, catch his new play, “Jingle Horse—A Christmas Special” at the Norwegian National Opera and [...]

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Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast Raises Nearly $15,000 for Charity

This morning close to 900 members of the Twin Cities’ Nordic American community gathered in celebration of the privileges of freedom, faith, family & friendship at the 2015 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast. The event, which was held in Bloomington, MN, not only celebrated these privileges, but also served as a fundraiser for two important charities that serve communities in need throughout [...]

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Viking Magazine Dominates Competition at Publishing Excellence Awards

Last week marked a major accomplishment for Sons of Norway and Viking magazine. During the 2015 ceremony for the Minnesota Magazine Publishing Excellence Awards Viking magazine was recognized seven times! This is an all-time high for Sons of Norway and was characterized by one publishing professional as “dominating its category.” In addition to awards for design and editorial coverage, Viking was [...]

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Viking Magazine Dominates Competition at Publishing Excellence Awards

Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast Welcomes Ambassador

If you haven’t ordered your tickets yet for the Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast, we’ve got some news that might just change your mind. We’re proud to announce that this year’s event is also going to be attended by none other than Norway’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Kåre R. Aas! Even better—Ambassador Aas will also join this year’s speakers [...]

By |November 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast Welcomes Ambassador

Classical Master

Born in Belarus and raised in Nesodden, Norway, Alexander Rybak is one of Norway’s top classical musicians. He started playing the violin and piano as a young boy and became a household name after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009. In addition to being a musician and actor, Rybak is now an author. This fall the 29-year-old released a fairytale [...]

By |November 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Classical Master

And now an opportunity to support the Nordic-American community

Next week there will be a big announcement related to the 2015 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast, but until then we wanted to let everyone know about a great opportunity to support the event. For over three decades the mission of the Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast has been to bring the Nordic community together to offer thanks for the privileges of freedom, [...]

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