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A Norwegian political “exchange student”

This unique cross-cultural fellowship gives Norwegians a peek inside American politics John Erik Stacy The Norwegian American I am often surprised by how many different programs there are promoting scholarly exchange between Norway and...

Odin speaks again

Hávamál book presents Viking proverbs M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The Hávamál is a Viking Age poem with a prominent pedigree. It is from the pre-Christian era, as connoted by its title: Hávamál literally...

Norway sixth least corrupt

Norway is among the least corrupt according to a comparison of 176 countries The Local Norway was ranked sixth in this year’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI), released by anti-corruption campaign group Transparency International on...

But wait, there’s smørbrød!

Top your rye bread with Nordic flavors Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor I read some years ago in The New Yorker about an elderly woman who attributed her longevity to eating herring. I’d...

Adventures of a Texan in the snow

How studying abroad in Norway taught one American about more than literal clothing Grace McClure Dallas, Texas “There is no such thing as bad weather; there is only bad clothing.” These were the words...

Community-supported education

A short list of scholarships offered in the Norwegian-American community Concordia Language Villages Scholarships The Velkommen Stipend provides assistance to first-time residential Norwegian villagers. This assistance is available to anyone who plans to attend...

From coal to biocoal

Arbaflame’s timber-based biocoal enables environmentally friendly electricity production Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway The Norwegian company Arbaflame, founded in 2005, has patented unique technology for producing biocoal—a sustainable form of energy that can give the...

No end to Norway’s Oscar drought

Kongens Nei got a “nei” from the Oscar committee The Local Hopes that Norway would claim its first Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film were dashed when The King’s Choice / Kongens nei...