Category: Features

Grandparents Day unites families

Modern technology makes honoring grandparents and communicating across generations a breeze this Grandparents Day Larrie Wanberg Features Editor Grandparents Day is September 10—a day of celebration that is commonly practiced opposite of the original...

From Sognefjord to Sandpoint to Shanghai

Harp guitars make connections across two oceans for Norwegian Americans from Idaho Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Harp guitars, largely credited to Norwegian immigrant Chris Knutsen from Sogne­fjord, and a century later...

The Norwegian American strikes back

Hello, dear readers! It’s that time again. Spring. Easter. Fundraising season. It’s been two years since this paper—the only Norwegian-American newspaper still publishing—almost shut down. We kept going thanks to the generous support of...

Lily of the Valley

fiction by Jessica Laine-Mork It was a fixer-upper in a nice neighborhood where nothing ever happened. At the closing, Harold shook hands with Marjorie and James. “I hope you’ll be as happy as Lilith...

From provider to survivor

One writer’s cancer experience uncovers compassionate care Larrie Wanberg Features Editor As a retired health-care provider and cancer survivor, I can share good news in cancer treatment from a unique perspective. One day, I...

Barneblad: Making a birth announcement

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway When babies are born in Norway, it is normal to put their picture in the local newspaper. Most of the time, the mother and the father are also in...