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Norwegian college athletes face choice

Organizations help some take advantage of scholarship opportunities overseas Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Soccer is the fastest growing sport in the United States, and at the same by far the most popular sport in...

Go Viking to Scotland: part three

Time Travel tours and archaeological chocolates bring Orkney’s Viking past to life Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Travel widens your horizons and introduces you to interesting places and people. A highlight of my...

No troll stories here

Book review: Norwegian Trolls & Rosemaling Doug Warne KKNW Scandinavian Hour Okay, I admit it: when I first noticed the title and then the cover of this book, I was hooked on the idea...

julekort

Make your own norsk julekort!

Barneblad: A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall These days, in Norway and America alike, Christmas greetings are often sent online, with electronic Christmas cards...

Norwegian warship collision

Frigate strikes oil tanker while returning from NATO exercises Staff Compilation The Local / The Barents Observer As of Nov. 8, an operation was underway to try to stop a Norwegian navy frigate from...

What’s the endgame?

Norwegians dominating in chess Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Chess has had a long hold on the Norse. The Vikings created detailed ivory pieces for the game, meticulously and beautifully carved walrus tusk, a precious...

Putting the “art” in Arctic

Galleri Svalbard houses world-class art and artists Elizabeth Bourne Seattle The high arctic isn’t where you’d expect to find a world-class collection of printed works and paintings. And yet, here in Longyearbyen, an exceptional...

Comics 11/16

Pondus by Frode Øverli — The salamander has to go, Påsan! Having an amphibian in the house is driving your mom crazy! — I hear you! — It’s just as well! I remember “one-armed...

Aass Brewery

Aass Brewery is Norway’s oldest

A long and hoppy history M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway At age 16 in 1852, Poul Lauritz Aass left the family farm near the bucolic hamlet of Skotselv in Buskerud County, bid farewell with...