Norway pledges NOK 1.5 million (around USD 175,000) to Norway House in Minneapolis. The funds will help to build a new event centre that aims to strengthen cooperation between the business sector in Norway and the Midwest. Construction is scheduled to start in the fall next year.
The Nordic Happy Hour group meets every third Friday of the month for speakers and learners of Nordic languages- Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, and Icelandic! Read what Anna Oksnevad, a writer for the Norwegian American weekly newspaper had to say about her first attendance to the Norway House and happy hour.
Jennifer Mayerle and Mike Augustyniak from WCCO stopped by Norway House and became masters at making gingerbread houses. The two decorated a house together with coordinator, Heather Vick, and finished their masterpiece with a "WCCO" signature on the roof. Watch the video at:
Locals in Bergen, Norway have been constructing gingerbread replicas of their beloved city during the holidays since 1991. Thousands of bakers, sponsors and volunteers help build an entire gingerbread town every year including homes, boats and cars to local landmarks and internationally recognized buildings. This attraction known as Pepperkakebyen is claimed to be the largest gingerbread city in the world. It’s also the inspiration for Gingerbread Wonderland at Norway House.
Former Gov. Al Quie takes pride in his Norwegian heritage, like so many Minnesotans he represented over the years. On Friday, he celebrated that and hundreds of people gathered to celebrate him as the namesake of the education center at Norway House in south Minneapolis. The Albert H. Quie Center is the first facility in the Twin Cities to be named after him.