December 6, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
his event will include folk music, storytelling, lefse demonstrations and a light smorgasbord. Performers include folk musicians Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth and professional storyteller Paulette Friday. Continue Reading
September 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
In David Letterman’s Rolodex, filed under S for “Swede” is Paul Thureen, East Grand Forks native, currently of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Or maybe he is under N for “Norwegian” or “Nordic.” Continue Reading
June 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune
BENSON Touring the upper Midwest, the Scandinavian Quartet will stop to perform at 7 p.m. June 27 at Roosevelt Park in Benson.
May 3, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
A Scandinavian meatball supper will be held on Thursday, May 10 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Alexandria Senior Center, 414 Hawthorne. Continue Reading
June 14, 2011 in DL-Online
Curtiss Wikstrom works to complete late wife’s mission, one business at a time
The Nordhem restaurant that opened Monday in Karlstad, Minn., has a fitting name. Nordhem is Swedish for “northern home.” Small town residents’ home-away-from-home often is the local eatery that serves up coffee, chow and conversation. Continue Reading
December 20, 2010 in INFORUM
Somehow, the idea of being scared witless during Christmas doesn’t square with this joyous holiday. Yet, in Norway, that was the case for kids years ago.
Kay Syvrud, Hawley, Minn., wonders how many remember the old Norwegian custom of Julebukking. Continue Reading
November 16, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Some names are more than just a moniker; they’re a connection to the past. Continue Reading