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January 5, 2013
Arland Fiske: A look at the Oslo Cathedral
It was not until my adult years that I learned why my home congregation in Colfax, N.D., was named “Our Saviour’s,” “Vor Frelsers Menighed” in Norwegian. It was named after the cathedral in Oslo. The original Our Saviour’s Church, consecrated on Nov. 7, 1697, replaced...
January 5, 2013 - 11:14pm
December 21, 2012
Arland Fiske: ‘News from Norway’
“News from Norway” used to mean a letter from the “Old Country” to the family in the “New World.” oday it is a newsletter issued 10 times a year by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The newsletter is available on request without cost. This publication has...
December 21, 2012 - 7:13pm
December 7, 2012
Arland Fiske: The Scandinavians of Detroit
When we got a Finnish daughter-in-law from Michigan, I didn’t realize how many Scandinavians lived there. I was surprised to learn from Dordi Glaerum Skuggevik’s book Utvandringshistorie Fra Nordmore (“Immigration History from Nordmore”) how many people from that part of Norway...
December 7, 2012 - 6:05pm
November 30, 2012
Halvdan the Black
“Halvdan the Black” (820)-860?) seems a strange name to our ears. Halvdan means “half Dane.” His mother, Asa, was a Danish princess. His father descended from the royal Swedish family of the Ynglings and was king of Vestfold in southern Norway. He was called “black” because...
November 30, 2012 - 6:40pm
November 25, 2012
Arland Fiske: The Ola and Per comics
From 1918 to 1935, Peter Julius Rosendahl (1878- 1942), a farmer from Spring Grove, Minn., produced the comic series “Ola og Per” (“Ole and Peter”). It had a large readership, even though produced only in off-seasons. The first newspaper to carry the series was the Decorah-...
November 25, 2012 - 10:53pm
November 16, 2012
Arland Fiske: Norway honors General Jones
In the Student Union Building at Minot State University, there is a room dedicated to the honor of Gen. David C. Jones, United States Air Force. He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1978-1982, the highest military position of the United States. Ken Robertson, retired...
November 16, 2012 - 8:27pm
November 9, 2012
Arland Fiske: Raul Wallenberg – ‘Righteous Gentile’
Raul Wallenberg was the most famous missing person in the world. There was a million-dollar reward for his safe return to freedom. Just a few people claimed to know his fate, but most Westerners did not believe their explanations. The Wallenbergs are a respected Swedish family, distinguished...
November 9, 2012 - 4:49pm
November 2, 2012
Arland Fiske: Carl Milles – Swedish artistic genius
My first encounter with the work of Carl Milles (1875-1955) was when I moved to St. Louis in 1961. I used to travel a great deal by railroad in those days. Out in front of the old St. Louis train depot is a large set of sculptures titled “Meeting of the Waters.” Milles completed...
November 2, 2012 - 1:29am
October 26, 2012
Arland Fiske: The colorful Sigurd the Crusader
It is hard to find a more colorful Scandinavian than Sigurd (“Jerusalemfarer” – Jerusalem Traveler), son of King Magnus Barefoot. It was an exciting time to be a Christian ruler, for those were the years of the Crusades to wrest the “Holy Land” from the hands of the “infidels.”...
October 26, 2012 - 8:27pm
October 19, 2012
Arland Fiske column: Gutzon Borglum – sculptor of presidents
When the War Between the States was over, immigration to the New World began with gusto. Among those who came to America was the Borglum family from Denmark. James Borglum, a classics scholar and medical student, angry over the way his family’s estate was divided, took his young...
October 19, 2012 - 7:32pm
October 12, 2012
The Swedes of Jamestown, NY
My friend Paul Settergren stopped by for a visit before he moved to Jamestown, N.Y. He brought a book for me to read titled “Saga from the Hills: A History of the Swedes of Jamestown.” Its 700 pages offers insight on all Swedes in America. Sweden was generous to the New World,...
October 12, 2012 - 8:15pm
Arland Fiske: The ‘Americanization’ of Norwegian immigrants, Part II
The Scandinavian countries maintained official neutrality during World War I, though Sweden and Denmark favored the Germans and the Norwegians leaned towards the English cause. There were reasons for that. Norway’s Queen Maud was an English princess. The Queen of Sweden was from...
October 12, 2012 - 8:11pm
So, you want to make a million dollars
The ‘Americanization’ of Norwegian immigrants, Part II The Scandinavian countries maintained official neutrality during World War I, though Sweden and Denmark favored the Germans and the Norwegians leaned towards the English cause. There were reasons for that. Norway’s Queen...
October 12, 2012 - 8:05pm
September 27, 2012
Preserving history: Work parties set for old Bemidji High School arch repairs
BEMIDJI – Volunteers will gather this week to reconstruct the salvaged entry arch of the old Bemidji High School. Old Bemidji High School Remembered...
September 27, 2012 - 12:36am
January 24, 2010
Blackduck: The way we were
A Nevada woman with an interest in old camping trailers has provided the Blackduck Area History Center with a carton of rare photographs. Many...
January 24, 2010 - 7:23am