History

The Viking Heritage Behind The Minnesota Vikings

Football season has started and in Minnesota, generally, everyone is cheering for the Minnesota Vikings and hoping this is the ...
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Josephine Thrane Early Norway Labor Organizer

Labor Day is approaching. While it is mostly seen as the last day of summer (not officially by the calendar ...
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Saluting Minna Canth — Finland’s Feisty Feminist

Tomorrow, March 19th is Minna Canth Day, which is also the Day of Equality, a designated flag day in Finland ...
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On the close of St. Distaff Day

Settle in with your spindle this evening to mark  St. Distaff Day. Yes, a distaff is an object, not a ...
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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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