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Child's Christmas

A Child’s Christmas Prize

Fiction By Larrie Wanberg At Christmas when I was four years old, my parents told me a story from Norway about a family of elves—we called them nisser—who would play tricks on people, sometimes...

Almond cookies

Norwegian Christmas calls for almonds

These mandelstenger may become one of your seven types of Christmas cookies Sunny Gandara Arctic Grub A little over four years ago when I decided to go vegan for the animals, I remember thinking...

Ali's Bees

Learning from Bees

Book review: Ali’s Bees Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. After Ali loses his parents in war he goes to live in America with his grandfather, Mohammad Salam. As an awkward middle-school student who has...

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo

Klæbo named Norway’s “New Northug”

With three victories, 21-year-old Johannes Høsflot Klæbo wins season opening mini-tour Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Johannes Høsflot Klæbo was in a class of his own in the first two races during the cross-country...

Drøbak Santa

Santa will not retire

Age won’t keep Julenissen from his work Tove Andersson Oslo, Norway “My goal is to answer 25 percent of the incoming letters,” Santa says. Behind the Santa beard is Tom Kristiansen, 72, tourism manager...

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Seed Vault renovations begin

After a water-intrusion scare earlier this year, the international seed repository is beefing up its entryway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Renovation work has begun on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault access tunnel to...