International Center for Dialogue & Peacebuilding
Gina Torry |

Citizens’ Climate Lobby & Geoversiv
Joseph Robertson |


Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce - North Chapter

Bygdelagenes Fellesraad
Marilyn Sorenson, Vice President |

Global Translation & Interpreter
Robsan Itana | (612) 722-1244

Norway Art
Dr. Mary Jo Thorsheim | (612) 339-7829

Concordia Language Villages
Heather Vick | (612) 259-8241

ALSO Ingebretsen’s Gavebutikk
at Norway House | (612) 870-5772
Main Store-Lake Street | (612) 729-9333

Ingebretsen’s Nordic Marketplace


Ingebretsen's is the Twin Cities' oldest retail business dedicated completely to Scandinavian foods and products.

Family-owned and operated since 1921, it is more than a store - it's a local institution and a unique connection to another place and time. For generations it has remained a neighborhood market and meeting place - a source of familiar faces and reliable goods.

Norway House is proud to house ALSO Ingebretsen’s Gavebutikk, featuring a curated selection of Ingebretsen’s products and imports.

ConcorDia Language Villages

Since 1961, more than 150,000 villagers have joined Concordia Language Villages in their mission to inspire courageous global citizens. CLV staff and friends are builders of globally minded communities and guides to world fluency. The cultural immersion programs in Bemidji, Minnesota and the Twin Cities engage participants of all ages and backgrounds to develop language proficiency.

Norwegian programs are available for toddlers, preschoolers, families, school age children, high schoolers, and adult learners.

Global Translation + Interpreter


In 2006, Global Translation and Interpreter, LLC was established. Its main objective was to host translation services for private and public companies in a wide range of global languages. It started as an organization that focused on helping East African communities with their language needs. Since then, they’ve branched out to different global languages while also building a reputation for quality. Global Translation sees to it that the interpreters who join their workforce are experienced and well-versed in their native dialects.

The Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce - North Chapter

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NACC-North provides bilateral commercial ties between the United States and Norway. The chapter is headquartered in at Norway House in Minneapolis and serves a membership based in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana.

In 2019, a memorandum of understanding between Norway House and NACC-North was drafted and signed. The two organizations are working together to connect Norwegian business to the United States markets. An integral part of the upcoming expansion of Norway House will include a soft-landing hub for small businesses from Norway to establish a base in the United States.

Citizens’ Climate Education + Geoversiv


CCE’s Global Strategy Director, Joe Robertson does policy analysis, coordinates strategy to train and empower volunteers, and develops new groups abroad. He leads CCE’s engagement with the United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, and other multilateral institutions.

Joe also leads the Citizens’ Climate Engagement Network, a global organizing project from Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Citizens’ Climate Education, supported by an Advisory Coalition of partner organizations, aimed at expanding the global civic space for effective climate policy. He is the founder of and the Geoversiv Foundation and is the lead strategist supporting the high-level climate dialogue series Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation.

International Center for Dialogue + Peacebuilding


CEO and Co-Founder of the International Center for Dialogue & Peacebuilding, Gina Torry (with Ingrid Stange) is an international peace and security expert and gender advisor, specializing in the protection of civilians and support to mediation and peace processes. For almost two decades, she has worked extensively with the United Nations and its member states. Since 2014, Ms. Torry has worked with the Norwegian Nobel sphere. First as Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis and, since 2016, supporting the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute in the establishment of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo – an international peace congress that takes place as part of the official annual Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremonies in Oslo. She also works and collaborates with the Nobel Peace Center on international programming.

Ms. Torry plans to take her extensive global network and experience into the development of the International Centre for Dialogue and Peacebuilding – creating a permanent, physical site in the United States at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers (at “Bdote” or “The Meeting Place” in the Dakota language) for advancing national and international peace and security.

Norway Art

Dr. Mary Jo Thorsheim, Owner

Dr. Mary Jo Thorsheim, Owner

Since 1979, Norway Art has imported art from Norway to the US and Canada. Prints, reproductions of famous Norwegian paintings, and original art from Norway now decorate the walls of homes, offices, and various organizations in the United States and Canada. Norway Art has provided clients with personal attention, quality fine art and impeccable service.

Norway Art is the only comprehensive source of art from Norway in the US and Canada. People of Norwegian background love the beautiful prints and paintings that remind them of their heritage. People of other backgrounds appreciate having the beautiful, peaceful landscapes and interiors of Scandinavia to decorate their surroundings

Bygdelagenes Fellesraad


Fellesraad is an organization serving today's community of Americans having Norwegian ancestry. Many have used Fellesraad entry point to finding their own Norwegian family history and an emerging connection to others in a similar search. The Bygdelagene (“lags”) have extensive resources to help with your search for ancestral family links originating within their regions of expertise. Long time cultural ties with Norway and traditions handed down through the families of most members envelope you in the rich customs of old Norway still carried on in today's family celebrations. Food, fun, entertainment and speakers on relevant current and past topics fill out the annual meetings of these groups. 

Norway House is proud to house Fellesraadet’s collection of materials and research in the new facility and expansion breaking ground in 2020. The expansion will serve as a new national home to Fellesraad in the United States.