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Norway’s First Biosphere Reserve

Encompassing the coastal landscape between Bergen and Sognefjorden, Nordhordland became Norway’s first biosphere reserve earlier this year. Read about it in the November issue of Viking. Here, we highlight more fun facts about Nordhordland.

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The Arctic–A Frozen Region Warms Up

This November, millions of families will visit an Arctic fairytale land when Disney’s “Frozen 2” opens in movie theaters across the United States. With its snow-covered mountains, fjords, trolls and reindeer, the movie will surely remind many Norwegian-Americans of their ancestral homeland.

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Help Us Set the Record for Most Nordic Sweaters Worn in One Room!

Come wearing your favorite Nordic sweater and witness history being made at the 35th annual Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast—a beloved holiday celebration of thankfulness, community and giving. Join our record-setting efforts on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, located at 7800 Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington, Minn. Doors open at 6:30 a.m.; the program begins at 7 a.m. This year’s event [...]

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The Wonderful World of Nordic Books

Are you looking for some new books to read this fall and winter? Check out the November issue of Viking magazine, which features 15 books by Scandinavian authors to cozy up with this season. Here are three more recommendations.

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Foundation Leader Wanted

The Leader of the Sons of Norway Foundation is responsible for the overall strategic planning, fundraising, foundation giving, revenue generation and financial management.

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An interview with Linda Pederson

Fraternal Director Linda Pederson recently left Sons of Norway to move back to her hometown, Ålesund. Here’s a look back at her time with Sons of Norway, and what she’s up to now. How many years did you work with Sons of Norway and in which roles?

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|1 Comment

Celebrate Our 125th Anniversary With Music From Norway’s Top Composer

As part of the celebration for our upcoming 125th Anniversary in 2020, Sons of Norway has commissioned a musical work from renowned Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arneson. Just in time for Christmas, this new work will have its world premiere in a series...

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