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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 [...]

By |September 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on From the Kitchen of Even Ramsvik

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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Nico & Vinz

This spring, Viking magazine had exclusive access to interview Norway’s hottest music exports, Nico & Vinz. The duo skyrocketed to fame with the release of their song, “Am I Wrong,” when it released in the United States last summer. Since then, they’ve burned up the Billboard charts, released their first full-length album, “Black Star Elephant” and toured the world. Their songs [...]

By |August 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Nico & Vinz

Norwegian Experience: Bergen & Stavanger

Due to yesterday’s big announcement, we had to delay this post, but we are back on track today with the final update from our Norwegian Experience winner. This post covers their final days in Norway, where program sponsor Borton Overseas planned some great excursions in Bergen and Stavanger. SofN: So, last Friday you went from Bergen to Stavanger via the coastal [...]

By |July 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norwegian Experience: Bergen & Stavanger

Sons of Norway CEO Named New Honorary Consul General

Sons of Norway is pleased to announce that its CEO, Eivind Heiberg has been named the new Honorary Consul General for the state of Minnesota. The appointment was revealed shortly after 3pm today by His Excellency Ambassador Kåre R. Aas as part of a visit to the Sons of Norway Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. “CEO Eivind Heiberg is extremely well qualified [...]

By |July 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Sons of Norway CEO Named New Honorary Consul General

Norwegian Experience: Bergen

Today we are checking in with our Norwegian Experience winner as they go on a fjord excursion and explore the beautiful city of Bergen. SofN: I see from your itinerary that you took a fjord cruise. How was it? SB: The fjord cruise was nice.  It was a fun way to travel.  It was a bit rainy, but I understand that is [...]

By |July 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norwegian Experience: Bergen
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