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Kai Robert holding his trumpet.

Kai Robert tours the Midwest

The Upper Midwest’s favorite Norwegian trumpeter, Kai Robert, presents another musical extravaganza from Østfold Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. Trumpeter Kai Robert Johansen, making his 14th tour of the Midwest, is bringing musical artistry...

Aurora secrets probed

Joint Norwegian, American, and Japanese research looks into the northern lights M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The aurora, the colorful displays of light in the sky seen at high latitudes, have been studied since...

Supermarket employee teaching customers about produce.

Employees benefit from digitalization

Jennifer Vessels Next Step—Silicon Valley & Oslo, Norway While robots that vacuum the carpet, mow the lawn, or deliver lunch are cute time savers, their possible entry into the workplace can be scary. Employees...

Cover of "Last Leaf" album.

CD review: “Last Leaf” is fresh

Melinda Bargreen Everett, Wash. This is the recording you’ve been looking for: fresh, gorgeous, and unmistakably Nordic. The Danish String Quartet, famous for unusual programming and folk influences as well as unimpeachable technical chops,...

A flounder.

Flat as a flounder

A fishy metaphor shows the loopy linguistic journey taken by a family of flat fish M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The flounder is a flatfish native to the bottom zones of waters off the...

A popular Norwegian postcard depicting a woman sitting on top of a pig.

The Norwegian American crowdfunding updates

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American It’s been about four months since we ended our second Indiegogo campaign. We did it (for those of you just tuning in) because we lose money making this...

A person forging with a hot form iron.

Who taught Norway to smelt iron?

An NTNU professor may have solved the mystery of Norway’s iron-age smelting Steinar Brandslet NTNU For centuries, people in today’s mid-Norway Trøndelag region made large amounts of first-class iron out of bog ore for...

Two servings of a chanterelle and fig salad.

A salad for the changing season

Chanterelles and figs signal a transition, saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor There’s a moment when summer and fall intersect, the slowly fading warmth of the...