Category: News

Regions reformed

Norway’s 19 fylker to be reorganized into 11 regions in 2020 M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On June 8, the Norwegian Storting (Parliament) enacted the most comprehensive administrative reorganization of the country since the...

Owl numbers soar

Sightings of great gray owls are remarkably high in Hedmark County The Local An area of Norway has seen a proliferation in numbers of rare great gray owls, with 113 nests registered so far...

Norway to cull 2,000 reindeer

Researchers and officials disagree on whether the measure is prudent or panicky The Local / Ministry of Agriculture & Food The Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food recently announced that it would cull 2,000...

Liberal Oslo mosque to open in 2018

A planned gay-friendly mosque will allow female imams and mixed-gender prayer The Local The mosque, which will be located in the center of the Norwegian capital, will be called Masjid al-Nisa’ (The Women’s Mosque),...

NWW’s political fight

NGO Norwegians Worldwide turns 110 this summer; reflects on history and the dual citizenship cause Michael Barrett The Local Norwegians Worldwide, which serves to promote Norwegian culture, values, and society, as well as the...

US Marine training to continue

Joint cold weather exercises in Norway will extend at least another year Norwegian Ministry of Defense The rotational U.S. Marine Corps force currently conducting cold weather training in Norway will be extended. Since January...

Dilemma: To jump or not to jump

New sculpture in Oslo’s Ekeberg Park is a monument to scary choices M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Dilemma, a new sculpture, now joins 34 others in the Ekebergparken Sculpture Park above downtown Oslo to...

Tracking cyclists

Bicycle routes in nine parts of Norway to be mapped to improve cycling infrastructure The Local The many routes taken by cyclists through town are set to be mapped in nine different parts of...

Progress gains in polls

The nationalist Progress Party strides forward in support; most other parties see decline The Local The nationalist Progress Party (Fremskrittpartiet) has seen a significant increase in support, according to recent polls. A new opinion...

A Hamsun centennial

Nobel Prize-winning Markens grøde turns 100 this year, to much celebration in Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The centennial this year of the publication of Knut Hamsun’s Markens grøde (Growth of the Soil),...