Norwegians and Norwegian Americans celebrate Norwegian independence on May 17 with parades in Norway and with special events and foods in America. Norskfødt Lodge of Sons of Norway at Morris features a special lunch this year, an authentic modern Scandinavian koldtbord (cold table).
More than 100 years ago, Paul Haugen’s great-grandparents left Ringebu, Norway for Minnesota. In 2011, Haugen left Minnesota for Norway – to join the cast of the Norwegian hit reality TV series, Alt for Norge.
Valdres Samband, an organization of descendents of immigrants from the Valdres Valley, Norway, will hold its annual Stevne or reunion June 9 – 11 at St. Cloud’s Best Western Kelly Inn, 100 - 4th Avenue South.
It was the final week of my senior year, but more than 4,000 miles separated me from Jefferson High School. Leaving my studies behind, I found myself atop a frosty mountain swathed in pine, walking in the footsteps of my ancestors. In flimsy flip-flops.
By Marit Aaseng, Intern Reporter
, July 16, 2010
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