History

The Emigrants — An Important Story

Immigration is in the headlines these days. Ingebretsen’s was founded by Charles Ingebretsen Sr. who emigrated from Norway in the ...
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Marcus Thrane — A Founding Father of Norway’s Labour Party

Happy 201st birthday to Marcus Møller Thrane, a Norwegian author, journalist, and the leader of the first labor movement in ...
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Max Manus — Norwegian Resistance Hero

Today we hear the word “resistance” used often. If you want to learn about someone who understood and lived the ...
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Denmark Unveils Statue of “Queen Mary”

There are moments and times in the history of every country that are shameful, yet a country that acknowledges these ...
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Celebrating Sigrid Undset: Norwegian Writer

Sigrid Undset was a Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928 for which she was ...
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Authors John Yilek, David Thoreson provide a glimpse into the past and a view of the future.

On Saturday, April 29, two exceptional authors will be signing books and sharing their respective insights that their research has ...
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Modern Scandinavia and the European Union

Since the Euro Dollar became widely used in the European Union in 2002, you may have wondered what the European Union is really all ...
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The Vikings and the Viking Era

Ingebretsen's is in Minnesota and we love the Vikings -- the football team and the historical warriors. This post is ...
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The Stavekirke (Norwegian Stave Churches)

One of the most recognized examples of Norwegian history and culture is the stave church ("stavkirke"). 

Unique to Norway, they ...
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The Nordic Origins of Skiing

For many people all across the Midwest the first snowfall means layering on the warm clothes, getting out the hats ...
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