Zone 9

Zone 9 – Twin Cities North

Zone 9 Director: Jan Osmonson
922 Washington St
Anoka, MN 55303-2606
(763) 222-3942
josmonson (at)  

I am a member of Vennekretsen  Lodge 1-559 in Anoka, MN, where I also live. I have been an active member in Sons of Norway for 45 years and have served in many positions in my lodge.

I grew up in Gonvick a small town in Northwestern Minnesota, where almost everyone was Norwegian Lutheran. All four of my grandparents emigrated from Norway, so I have strong Norwegian roots. I enjoyed so many wonderful times with my paternal grandfather who made it possible for me to appreciate my Nordic identity. I think about how fortunate I was to have grown up in a small Norwegian town where a handshake was considered as valid as a legal document.

It is my goal to keep lodges informed about news from the Sons of Norway Headquarters, International and District 1 that would be pertinent to the members of the lodge. If you live in the north metro area and are interested in Sons of Norway, contact me!

Zone 9 Lodges:

  • Nidaros 1, Minneapolis, MN
  • Synnøve-Nordkap 8, St. Paul, MN
  • Trollheim 511, St. Cloud, MN
  • Syttende Mai 517, Minneapolis, MN
  • Vennelag 546, Lindstrom, MN
  • Vennekretsen 559, Anoka, MN
  • Rumelva 685, Cambridge, MN