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We are a vibrant group of professional women who are interested in contemporary Norwegian issues and all things Norwegian. The organization meets the first Saturday of each month October through May to network, mentor, eat salmon, and receive information from a variety of noteworthy speakers. Topics range from the arts to health, to history, to sports, to heritage and beyond.


The organization offers scholarships to Norwegian students who wish to study in Minnesota or the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks or Minnesotans desiring to study in Norway. It is also open to providing grants to Minnesota professional women who have the opportunity to intern in Norway and, of course, to Norwegians interning in Minnesota. The grants are meant to supplement wages lost for experience gained.

The organization was co-founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in January 2002, by Ingeborg D. Sorensen, Leslee Lane Hoyum, and Linda Pederson. The organization's first meeting was held on April 6, 2002, and continues to meet the first Saturday of each month October through May.

On April 7, 2007 Lakselaget celebrated its Fifth Anniversary!

April 7, 2007: Lakselaget celebrates its Fifth Anniversary!

We are a vibrant group of professional women
who are interested in contemporary Norwegian
issues and all things Norwegian. 

 

The Lakselaget Scholarship and Opportunity
Fund was established to celebrate, encourage
and advance the organization's motto,
women who swim against the current. 

 

Lakselaget holds monthly luncheons where
members gather to network, share news, and
take part in a traditional Norwegian meal
of salmon, potatoes and cucumber salad.