Category Archives: News

Bomb scare in Solvang, Calif.

Photo: Santa Barbara Sheriff This decades-old shell was found in a dumpster in the Danish capital of America.

Discarded WWII-era artillery shell leads to mandatory evacuation Larrie Wanberg Features Editor It’s an eerie feeling when you pick up the motel phone and a recorded message from the sheriff’s office declares an immediate mandatory evacuation of the central downtown section of Solvang, CA. The call was a reverse 911 alert to clear a five-block long by three-block wide ...

NAW is hiring!

Want to be part of our team? We're looking for an intern to work up to 20 hours a week in our Seattle office. This is a PAID internship. Duties: • help with content for the Norwegian American Weekly, writing or otherwise sourcing at least 1-2 articles per week • select news stories in Norwegian for our Nyheter ...

Last Call to Win!!!

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YOU can win this Helly Hansen official U.S. ski team shirt!! In fact, you will be winning TWO of these very shirts, one in a women's size and one in a men's! All you have to do is answer the three Olympic questions from the past three e-newsletters to be entered into the drawing! The deadline ...

Community-supported education

Photo: 401(K) 2012 / Flickr

A short list of scholarships offered in the Norwegian-American community Grieg Lodge in Portland, Ore. This lodge offers a minimum of three scholarships per year. These are $1,000 college scholarships that are merit based. Eligibility is limited to students whose home address is in Multnomah, Clackamas or Washington County in the State of Oregon or Clark County ...

Marit Bjørgen’s doppelgänger cheers her on

Photo courtesy of Jaffrey Bagge Which one is the real one? Bagge is flattered by comparisons to Marit Bjørgen, who won the gold medal in crosscountry skiathlon at the Sochi Olympics.

Seattle woman is a dead ringer for Norway’s gold medal-winning skier--and her new biggest fan Staff Compilation TV2 Jaffrey Bagge (30) lives in Seattle, Washington, which is Bergen’s sister city. She works as a marketing director at her parents’ catering company and never goes skiing. When a Norwegian friend a while ago showed her pictures of Olympic star Marit ...

Winter Contests Are Almost Over!

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This is the last week for entering our Winter Sports contests/drawings! It's not too late to become eligible for both contests, so don't lose hope! The first contest inspired by the Sochi Olympic Winter Games is based on you submitting the answer to three weekly questions. The first two questions have already been announced in the ...

Lillehammer before “Lillyhammer”

Photo: Torstein Frogner/Wikimedia The Vikingskipet was built for Olympic speedskating but now hosts a wide array of events.

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Did you know that the town of Lillehammer was seen on TV sets worldwide almost 20 years before former mafia boss Frank “The Fixer” relocated to this Norwegian town? In 1994, Lillehammer was a quiet charming hamlet hosting the Winter Olympics, and I got to attend. I have to confess that I only went ...

Women’s ski jumping ready to soar

Photo: Mht54321 / Wikimedia Jessica Jerome in flight at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Park City, UT. Along with Lindssey Van and Sarah Hendrickson, she’ll compete in the first Olympic women’s ski jumping event.

Among new Olympic events like freeskiing, snowboarding, team figureskating, and luge relay, women’s ski jumping readies to lift off at Sochi John Erik Stacy Norwegian American Weekly Girls and women have been ski-jumping since – well – since the invention of skis, probably. But until recently women were only seen as “exhibition” jumpers in premier competitions. At major ...