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A classic adventure for young readers

The Revenge of the Tirpitz entwines two mysteries around the sunken submarine Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska The Revenge of the Tirpitz is a classic action-adventure book written for young people. The setting is northern...

Big Syttende Mai for Boasson Hagen

On his birthday and Norway’s national day, the cyclist kicked off a victorious Tour of Norway race Molly Jones The Norwegian American The opening stage of the Tour of Norway—the annual road bicycle race...

New protections for seed vault

Meltwater intrusion into Svalbard’s “doomsday vault” spur improvements to the facility Staff Compilation The Norwegian American In mid-May, reports of water intrusion into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault shocked the world, with sensational headlines...

Comics 6/2

Pondus by Frode Øverli — Easy, Bjarne! Calm down! — …and you get a beautiful rose garden on your property! — And how are the neighbors? — Yeah, they’re… — Totally… Norm… Al… —...

Folk, a much-used word

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Folk is a much-used word. It appears in all the Germanic languages, though occasionally respelled, as Volk in German. The definition of folk in the electronic version of the...

Norway and the road towards renewable energy

Linn Chloe Hagstrøm The Norwegian American During the past two years, more than one in 10 oil industry jobs disappeared from the Norwegian continental shelf, according to VG. The Norwegian national economy has been...

Bake your way to a successful spring

Norwegian suksessterte is eaten to mark special occasions and the return of sunny days Whitney Love Stavanger, Norway Norwegian suksessterte is in my opinion one of the easiest ways to celebrate spring and Norway...

Notable Norwegians: Floyd B. Olson

David Moe Floyd Bjørnstjerne Olson was born November 13, 1891, in Minneapolis, Minn., the only child of a Norwegian father and Swedish mother. He entered the University of Minnesota in 1910. After one year...