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Comics 01/26

Pondus by Frode Øverli — Hola! Put some Salsa on, amigo! — No! — Everything okay?   Lunch by Børge Lund — Remember that any form of criticism is forbidden while we brainstorm! — Why...

Minnehaha Avenue illustration

Where is Minnehaha Avenue, anyway?

Fiction by Barbara Schlichting Inga tried to hurry her husband, which was no easy feat. They were expected to be on time. After all, Norwegians were never late. That’s the crux of the matter....

Norwegian prune porridge

Old school Norwegian prune porridge

Notes of a food detective Daytona Strong Taste of Norway I can’t help but feel like a detective or a historian when I go digging into traditional Scandinavian recipes, trying to find clues to...

Emily C. Skaftun

State of the newspaper

A message from Editor-in-chief Emily C. Skaftun Join the conversation! Another year, another set of unexpected wins and losses for this paper. We started the year embarking on our second Indiegogo campaign. The first...

Team Asker sports training

Training through experimentation

Closing the gap Maks Zechel Faster Skier There is something about passion that drives people to push boundaries like nothing else. For many Canadians, this passion lies in hockey. No matter your gender or...

Marte Mjøs Persen, Nygårdsparken

Bergen tackles the heroin crisis

With treatment options, social workers, and safe injection sites, Norway’s second city is getting addiction off the streets and breaking the generational cycle of drug abuse Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American It was...

canned fish products

A tradition of quality seafood products

Vesteraalens AS hopes to establish the leading value chain for cod and other white fish Rasmus Falck Oslo Vesteraalens Canning Factory was founded by Georg Ellingsen in Sortland in 1912. With its location in...

Nordic Happy Hour

Nordic Happy Hour

Inside the Twin Cities’ no-pressure way to practice your Norwegian (or Icelandic!) Anna Oksnevad Minneapolis If you’re looking for a way to practice your Nordic language skills but don’t want to go to class...

A reindeer in Tromsø

Combining anthropology and ecology

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway People, communities, and governments continually navigate the political minefield of managing land use and natural resources. As today’s population shifts into cities, the knowledge and traditions...

My European Family

My European Family

Book review Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles The age-old question—How did we get here?—fueled a Scandinavian science editor’s search for her roots as she explored the genetic, social, and cultural threads that connect and...