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 2:35 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 12:48 PM
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.
Norway Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe is scheduled to speak at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks on Monday, then travel to Bismarck for Tuesday events and to Williston on Wednesday.
Norway’s top oil official will lead a delegation to the state with stops in Bismarck, Williston and Grand Forks, where Ola Borten Moe, the Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy, will discuss the future of the industry Monday at the UND-based Nordic Initiative.
Twenty years ago this month, UND President Tom Clifford met with Norwegian educator Steinar Opstad and agreed to help Opstad with his new American College of Norway. Since then hundreds of Norwegian students have studied at UND and hundreds of UND students have made the reverse trip.
A top Norwegian military officer says he's impressed by the Minot Air Force Base. Gen. Harald Sunde toured the base's 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st Missile Wing on Wednesday. Sunde is Norway's chief of defense.
“You can’t beat the design of this. When it’s on a broad reach … It smokes. It goes really fast,” said former First Mate Mark Hilde of the replica Viking ship. “It’s a thing of beauty.” The Hjemkomst, which means “Homecoming” in Norwegian, traveled from New York to Bergen, Norway, in 1982. Its crew is holding a reunion this weekend in Moorhead.
A North Dakota delegation of state, local, business, education and other leaders will travel to Norway on Saturday for a weeklong examination of that country’s energy industry and how lessons learned there might be applied here.
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