May 17, 2012 in WDAZ
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Local Norwegians are celebrating a bit of their history today. It’s Syttende Mai or May 17, the day Norway declared its independence from Denmark nearly 200 years ago. Continue Reading
May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Dear Shirley, Even though we are Danish, I have to admit that the Norwegians think of everything. This is Syttende mai the Norwegian Independence Day and they are serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their lodge at 1401 Ninth Ave. S. in Grand Forks. Continue Reading
May 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
UND junior joins heralded choir Norway, will sing to the nation today
When he was about 10 years old, Jared Lennon visited his grandfather on the family farm near Winger, Minn., a farm started in the 1880s by their Norwegian immigrant forebears.
His grandfather, Gerald White, had invited relatives from Norway to the farm, too, and it disappointed Jared that the language barrier meant he could not speak to those newfound kin.
Today, on Syttende mai, he will sing to them and to all of Norway as a member of a Norwegian student choir featured on the national broadcasting system.
May 18, 2010 in INFORUM
Planners at the Fargo street department must have forgotten to check their Norwegian calendars before scheduling Monday’s construction project outside the Sons of Norway.
The two-block resurfacing project on Second Avenue North fell on Syttende Mai, Norway’s constitution day and the biggest celebration of the year at the Sons of Norway. Continue reading…