Local legend Ole Senior, not to be confused with Ole Junior, Little Ole, Big Ole, Middle Ole, or Just Ole, has been called to Washington, D.C. He has been accused of collusion with Russia over monopolizing the supply of lutefisk to Minnesota and the surrounding states. It led to the well-known Great Lutefisk Shortage of… More Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Tomorrow, March 19th is Minna Canth Day, which is also the Day of Equality, a designated flag day in Finland (beginning March 19, 2007). Additionally, it is Minna Canth’s 175th birthday. She is the only woman in Finland to have a designated flag day. So who is Minna Canth who has been called a feisty… More Saluting Minna Canth — Finland’s Feisty Feminist
Every month we will write a post on a different Scandinavian folktale or folklore. This month we will look at a Norwegian folktale called “De tre bukkene Bruse” or Three Billy Goats Gruff. The fairy tale was collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe in their Norske Folkeeventyr, first published between 1841 and 1844.… More Scandinavian Folklore and Folktales: The Three Billy Goats Gruff