Every year the Sons of Norway Vikingland Lodge in Detroit Lakes holds a silent auction in April, to raise money for its charitable foundation. Through this foundation, the local lodge is able to support important works in the community, helping to bring much needed services and support to those in need. This year, several local organizations benefited from donations from the foundation, including the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center, Becker County Food Pantry, Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, United Way of Becker County, Minnesota Flyers Gymnastics and Detroit Lakes Area Let's Go Fishing.

Vikingland Lodge is the Sons of Norway chapter for the Detroit Lakes area. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings take place at Union Central Senior Living, 307 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes, and feature programs that help its members learn more about Norwegian culture, gather with fellow Norwegians and partake in various activities. Anyone interested in joining this organization is welcome to attend the meetings. To find out more please visit the Lodge's website at www.sonsofnorwaydl.org.