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Spirits and witches and trolls, oh my!

Barneblad: A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall Thick green forests, rugged mountains, rushing blue waters: this is Norway’s magical landscape. It’s no wonder that...

The Bicycle Thief

fiction by James Blakey No milk in the fridge, nor much of anything else. Meant to hit the store yesterday, but stayed late grading papers. Afterwards, a bunch of us TAs gathered at Stuffy’s...

Seasonal simplicity

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The beginnings of the four seasons of the year, or “Earth’s Seasons” as they collectively are called in astronomical terms, are red-letter days (“Red Letter Days,”...

Memories of Mina (part one)

Norwegian & American Women of Distinction Jill Beatty Daughters of Norway They spent three years saving lives under the most horrific of circumstances. It wasn’t the assignment of adventure and travel to see the...

Get a taste of Europe’s northernmost point

Breakfast at North Cape Tove Andersson Oslo The Hurtigruten ferry arrives twice daily. Hundreds of nature-loving tourists are amazed at the natural settings and look forward to leaving the ship. The harbor of Honningsvåg,...

Kai Robert Johansen

Farewell, Kai Robert

The beloved musician’s last Midwest tour celebrates Norway in music and song Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. After 15 incredible Upper Midwest tours, Norwegian trumpeter Kai Robert Johansen is making his farewell autumn tour...

Melin Medical

Melin Medical finds cure for patient billing

Their terminal speeds up payments, so doctors can spend more time on medicine Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway The 2017 Gazelle winner from Sogn & Fjordane was the startup Melin Medical. Each year Norway’s largest...

Norway’s research with China endures

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Continents and cultures apart, Norway and China nonetheless maintain a strong scientific bond. Research cooperation between the two countries is epitomized by Geir Inge Orderud, a...

Heads up for Nesbø

Film review John Smistad Olympia, Wash. Hunting for a not-by-the-numbers thriller? Headhunters (Hodejegerne, 2011) is the movie for you. Leave it to those crafty Norwegians to fashion a film furnishing the beholder with everything...

Enjoy a shot (or cocktail) of hospitality

New book of drink recipes features Scandi warmth and conviviality in every glass Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor It can be hard to find a Scandinavian-inspired cocktail that doesn’t involve aquavit. Yet the...