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Regional dialects reflect history, culture

January 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — English may be the dominant language spoken throughout the United States, but that doesn’t mean we all speak the same dialect. Each region of the country has many words and phrases of its own.
For example, Joan Hall, editor of the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Norway reality TV show seeks Minnesotan Norwegian-Americans

November 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ALBERT LEA, Minn. A casting company is seeking Minnesota residents of Norwegian descent who’d be willing to compete in a reality TV show in Norway. Continue Reading

A recipe for pride

January 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Descendants of Norwegian immigrants show off some of what they’ve kept alive, and the Old Country nods approvingly. Continue Reading

Norwegian diplomat stops in South Dakota on way to Iowa

January 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS Norwegian diplomat Bård Ludvig Thorheim is still learning about the United States’ political system, but he says he likes what he has seen so far.
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Alexandrian seeks family in fjords on Norway – and competes in TV show

October 25, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

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. Continue Reading

Norwegian TV stars will perform, take fast draw lessons in Mitchell

September 19, 2011 in The Daily Republic

A pair of Norwegian television personalities who will be in South Dakota this week plan to stop in Mitchell Tuesday.

One of them will perform a free show of magic and “Norwegian hip-hop” at the Corn Palace. Continue Reading

Calendar spotlight: bonfire and art exhibit

June 16, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

There’s a chance to go back to ancestral roots in celebrating the summer solstice Tuesday. Mid Summer’s Eve will be celebrated at 8:30 p.m. at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors with a roaring bonfire and music. Bring an instrument and some food.
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Eden Valley man, 51, pleads not guilty in crash that killed Norwegian judge

March 3, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR An Eden Valley man has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor speeding charges stemming from an Oct. 5 motor vehicle crash that killed a Norwegian appeals court judge and his companion.
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Online Norwegian language course attracts wide audience

February 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – University of North Dakota officials say an online Norwegian language course is attracting people from as far as Maine, Texas, and the Canadian province of Alberta. Continue Reading&

Learning Norwegian on the Web? Ja!

January 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“Ut pÃ¥ tur, aldri sur,” a much-used Norwegian saying that roughly translates to “out for a hike, never a gripe,” may seem like a strange phrase to summarize a group of 16 UND students now practicing pronunciation and memorizing vocabulary words in Norwegian 101. Continue Reading