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King crab a black market item

Booming demand for the shellfish in Norway and abroad is fueling a growing black market The Local Increasing demand for king crab, both in Norway and from export markets, is fueling a growing black...

Norway through an American lens

Photojournalist from Norway meets a new generation of Norwegian Americans Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American The debate on immigration is hot, both in the United States and in Norway. There is talk of...

7-Eleven: Capitalizing on Chlamydia

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! Kristen Walter Flekkefjord, Norway The 7-Eleven chlamydia advertisement that went viral this summer appears to diverge...

Scandinavian generational model

Elderhood in the neighborhood

The Scandinavian generational model enhances the elderly and communities Larrie Wanberg Features Editor Eight million elderly Americans today are experiencing the continuum of care from retirement homes to independent living, assisted-living, or memory care...

What makes a pancake Norwegian?

Swedish pancakes are relatively well known in the US, but Norway has its own version Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor When I was growing up, Swedish pancakes were a fixture of special breakfasts...

The Bird’s Word

fiction by M.E. Bakos At the funeral, I gazed at my poor deceased Astrid as she lay in her casket and remembered how she often spoke of her successful ex-husband. “Bjorn was a good...

The Draken returns

Modern-day Viking ship visits East Coast ports Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Visitors to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo have long been fascinated by the excavated rebuilt long Oseberg and Gokstad ships, dating...

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Oppskrift for my Norwegian heart

Red, white, and blue Mona Anita K. Olsen, PhD Cornell University Each time I return to work on my family’s 1931 home in Borhaug, a quaint fishing area on the southwest coast of Norway,...

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Free heroin for addicts

Norway to test liberal drug policy reform The Local Norway’s government is to start providing free heroin to up to 400 hardened addicts as it pushes forward with its drug policy reforms. Aftenposten reported...