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.

Lakselaget founders Ingeborg Sorensen and Leslee Lane Hoyum celebrating at the 20th anniversary (not pictured, Linda Pederson).
Lakselaget founders, Ingeborg Sorensen and Lesslee Lane Hoyum,
celebrating the 20th anniversary of Lakselaget in 2022 (not
pictured is
third founder Linda Pederson).