The Queen of Norway is in Minnesota.
Her Majesty Queen Sonja is in Minnesota until Sunday to mark Norway’s strong ties with the Norwegian-American community in the U.S. The Queen’s program includes a visit to St. Olaf College in Northfield which was founded by Norwegian immigrants in 1874. She will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Mindekirken – also known as the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church – in Minneapolis. It was established in 1922 by the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America and is one of only two churches in the U.S. that still conducts services in Norwegian.