Norwegian Heritage Week: The Vikings 11 May 17

The Norwegian Standard continues to fly in down town Thief River Falls, as Norwegian Heritage Week winds up to Syttende Mai – Norwegian Constitution Day – just two days away on the 17th of May.

Tonight the movie; The Vikings – 7pm at Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls with presentations continuing tomorrow night at NCTC and the Traditional Syttende Mai Open House Wednesday at Northern State Bank along with the Syttende Mai Dinner at Zion Lutheran Church.  The Community Arts Council production of “Looney Lutherans” opens Thursday with “Uffta Day,” Saturday at Pioneer Village.

According to the 2000 Federal Census, 50% of Thief River Falls residents identify themselves as Norwegian-American, making Thief River Falls one of the most ethnically concentrated communities in the nation.