OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Lutefisk and Other Questionable Food-Like Substances
I wrote a story about a great local lutefisk supper in a mostly serious way, but I also wrote some extremely silly fake headlines for it that we obviously didn't use.*
Here's the real headline:
Lots ... Posted on 10/3/12 at 1:35 PM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Tater time for tots and adults
This year marks the 47th Anniversary of a Greater Grand Forks tradition known as Potato Bowl USA. This week (September 3-8) will be full of entertaining events centered around our region's most popula... Posted on 9/5/12 at 11:48 AM
A wooden chest carrying the entirety of a family’s possessions had a single name scratched into the front: Jorgen G. Karlsrud. Today the name Jorgen Karlsrud belongs to a man working for an advertising agency in Minneapolis who recently had a unique opportunity to get in touch with his family’s roots.
The Nordic and German mix that has profoundly marked Minnesota’s culture for more than a century is gradually fading as fewer residents identify with their ancestral homeland, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey released Thursday.
Erna Solberg, poised to become oil-rich Norway's new prime minister after a landslide victory in the country's parliamentary elections, faces tough negotiations with three other center-right parties to form a government.
Malin Rising and Nils Myklebost
, September 10, 2013
Alf Ole Ask, the New York-based correspondent for one of Norway’s major daily newspapers, was sitting alone in a hotel bar somewhere in the Southern United States when a man approached him and invited him to join a party.
Kristine Andersen, 18, of Sarpsborg, Norway, has been hop scotching all over Sarpsborg’s sister city this past month to check out the city’s most notable offerings — UND, Ralph Engelstad Arena, Rhombus Guys — to get a sense of what her pen pal Mikayla Nies, 17, has been experiencing.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple will lead the delegation of business and government leaders that is departing Saturday and returning next Thursday. Dalrymple says the trip is part of ongoing efforts to create more markets around the world for North Dakota products.
Yes, Friday is May 17 — Syttende mai, Norway’s Constitution Day, celebrated there and throughout Norwegian America with flag-waving, singing and the consumption of baked goods — but the practical Norwegians of Northwood have scheduled their annual lefse, rommegraut and sweet-soup fest for the weekend.
The Norway-North Dakota connection founded by 19th-century immigrants and “greased” by more recent ties in oil development continues to grow, as UND and the University of Bergen, Norway, look to establish a student, faculty and research exchange.
Last week’s terrorist attack on an Algerian oil facility could divert Norwegian oil giant Statoil to increased oil production in safer regions, including North Dakota’s Bakken and Three Forks formations, where the two-thirds government owned Statoil already has made a heavy investment.
Norway’s current interest in North Dakota may be focused on the Bakken oil play, in which the Norwegian oil giant Statoil has invested heavily, but the “old country” also remains committed to maintaining the historic ethnic ties.
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