Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Protecting the Hauge Log Church

Photo: courtesy Friends of the Parks of Perry Township

A beautiful historic park in Blue Mounds, Wis., and the community that fought for it By Kelsey Larson Several weeks ago, the Norwegian American Weekly ran a piece in its “Notable Norwegians” feature, by David Moe, about Hans Nilsen Hauge. This Norwegian layperson-turned-preacher traveled around Norway on foot, preaching the Gospel despite being persecuted by the ...

Welcome to the Cove

The Troll

Nestled in the pine trees in Wisconsin, The Troll's Cove offers a slice of Norway Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly Opened in 2001, The Troll’s Cove is a cozy Scandinavian and knitting shop in Waupaca, Wis., located in scenic central Wisconsin. The region is rich with Scandinavian heritage, and The Troll’s Cove offers Scandinavian items in the ...

Celebrating Norway’s rural traditions

Phil and Else enjoying a drive with a pair of their Norwegian fjord horses in Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Else Bigton

Explore traditional folk art and rural life in Norway with Phillip Odden and Else Bigton this summer By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly Norway’s cultural identity is rooted in its rich rural traditions, from its intricately crafted stavkirker (stave churches), rosemaling and folk dancing. This summer, Phillip Odden and Else Bigton of Barronett, Wis., will lead a ...

A hand in Norwegian-American history

Aslak Olsen Lie and his wife Marit (far right) in front of their Wisconsin home in 1874. Photo courtesy of Folklore Village.

Folklore Village’s restoration of Aslak Olsen Lie House in southern Wisconsin preserves Norwegian-American heritage Special Release for the Norwegian American Weekly Folklore Village Folklore Village near Dodgeville, Wis., is a nationally recognized folk arts and culture center dedicated to enriching lives through time-honored traditions. Since its establishment in 1968, Folklore Village has built special connections with Norway and ...

Luren Singing Society to perform in Iowa

The Keokuk Concert Association presents the Luren Singing Society at 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 25 at the Grand Theatre, 26 N. Sixth St., Keokuk, Iowa. This concert is the first of the 2009-2010 series and is partially underwritten by State Central Bank in Keokuk. The Norwegian-American Male Chorus from Decorah often performs in churches and community centers ...

Two nations – One Goal

“People want tools that help them act against global warming,” said Adam Markham of Clean Air-Cool Planet at recent climate seminars co-hosted by the Norwegian Embassy, in Chicago, Ilinois, and Racine, Wisconsin. The conferences, which were also held in collaboration with the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread and Natural Resources Defense Council, reached out to an audience ...

Karen Hankee earns her Gold Medal in Rosemaling

It’s took almost 30 years of rosemaling and plenty of patience, but Karen Hankee of rural Westby, WI finally earned her Vesterheim Gold Medal after compiling enough Blue Ribbon points during the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museums National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition held July 18-25, in conjunction with the Nordic Fest in Decorah, ...

Jorid Dagfinrud named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week

MADISON, Wis. --- UND Goalie Jorid Dagfinrud made 29 saves - including 15 in the second period - in shutting out top-ranked Wisconsin, 2-0, last Friday (Oct. 2) in the WCHA season opener for both clubs, earning her the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week in the first awards this season. It ...

Norwegian-American Nobel Prize Winner Norman Borlaug Dies

Norman Borlaug, Nobel laureate for fighting famine, dies at 95 Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist and father of the "green revolution" who was credited with saving 1 billion lives from famine, died in Dallas on Sept. 12. Borlaug was the great-grandchild of Norwegian immigrants to the United States. Ole Olson Dybevig and Solveig Thomasdotter Rinde, from Leikanger, Norway, ...

Rolling in the dough at the Minnesota State Fair

State Capitol Bureau photo by Don Davis  Osakis baker Jack Jacobs talked to visitors while rolling lefse at his Minnesota State Fair booth Wednesday. His wife, Bonnie, is at the cash register in the background.

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – A woman walked up to the Jacobs Lefse Bakeri booth at the Minnesota State Fair with a simple question: “How do you get it not to stick?” Jack Jacobs, who has heard that question thousands of times, was happy to give her the secret: “You are always rolling in flour.” The key to ...