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NOREX Banquet

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On Sunday, February 17, 2013, the NACC-UMW was happy to co-host, along with the Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate General, the Sons of Norway, Borton Volvo, and Main Sponsor Recon Robotics, the 40th anniversary banquet for the troop exchange between the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard. Held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, the banquet featured a number of dignitaries from both the United States and Norway, including Norwegian Ambassador Wegger Christian Strommen, Governor Mark Dayton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Norwegian Chief of Defence Gen. Harald Sunde, Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund of the Norwegian Home Guard, and Maj. Gen. […]

NACC-Upper Midwest Chapter announces new Board

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At our annual meeting in Minneapolis on January 21, 2013, The Selection Committee proposed the following Executive Committee to the Board of Directors: Peter E. Russell – President; Ole Koppang – Vice President; Past President – Eivind Heiberg; Secretary – Gerry Fisher; Treasurer – Christian Laland. The Selection Committee also proposed Ingrid Serck-Hanssen to the Board of Directors as a member-at-large. The slate was unopposed and unanimously elected to serve their term.

NACC-UMW’s first chapter President passes away.

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It is with sadness that we inform you that Dr. Carl Platou has passed away. The attached article from the May 31 Star Tribune highlights Dr. Platou’s leadership with Fairview Health Systems. In addition, Dr. Platou was very instrumental in forming the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Upper Midwest Chapter. Dr. Platou also served as the very first President of our chapter during 1968-1969. Flowers will be sent on behalf of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce. Publication: Star Tribune; Date: May 31, 2012; Section: Twin Cities + Region; Page: B1 CARL PLATOU 1923-2012 The hospital visionary transformed Fairview Even […]