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Bishop Hill

Bishop Hill: Utopia on the prairie

Brian “Fox” Ellis discusses the ways that bucolic Scandinavian town of Bishop Hill, Ill., has developed a unique tourism industry, even during the pandemic.

Lisa Ann Cooper

Lisa Ann Cooper

Lisa Ann Cooper, longtime resident of Norway, has worked tirelessly in both business and government to promote diversity and integration in the country.


Anders Sandvig’s gift

Vesterheim’s Laurann Gilbertson reflects on Maihaugen founder Anders Sandvig’s important role in preserving Norwegian heritage on both sides of the Atlantic.

Gjellestadskipet graves fram

The Gjellestad viking ship near Halden is the first to be excavated in Norway in 100 years, though the delicate process could take months.

Grandiosa - Pizza

Pizza grand in Norway

Grandiosa has long reigned as Norway’s biggest frozen pizza brand, serving as the lifeblood of both Stranda kommune and Norway as a whole.

Summer recreation

Out in the open air

Victoria Hofmo has some creative suggestions on how to recreate summer recreation in the age of coronavirus, drawing on Norway’s “friluftslivet.”