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A person forging with a hot form iron.

Who taught Norway to smelt iron?

An NTNU professor may have solved the mystery of Norway’s iron-age smelting Steinar Brandslet NTNU For centuries, people in today’s mid-Norway Trøndelag region made large amounts of first-class iron out of bog ore for...

Two servings of a chanterelle and fig salad.

A salad for the changing season

Chanterelles and figs signal a transition, saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor There’s a moment when summer and fall intersect, the slowly fading warmth of the...

The Seigkællane group of men ages 62 to 95.

Good will walking

Seigkællane is about more than you think George Hoyum Rockford, Minn. When you think of Seigkællane, what comes to mind? Those sticky little jellybean men made by Nidar in Norway? Or a Norwegian alternative...

Man using the cycle cable lift in Trondheim

Cycling in Norway

Infrastructure boosts the sport of cycling year-round M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Until the wartime and postwar restrictions on import of private cars were lifted in 1960, cycling was commonplace in Norway. Thereafter, cycling...

Hall of Fame inducts Norwegian Americans

Tollefson’s Retail Group and Nathan Myhrvold are among those to be honored at this year’s Norsk Høstfest Special Release Norsk Høstfest A four-generation business, a Finnish chef and author, and a visionary technology and...

Community members standing in front of the subway sign.

Vanse embraces the NYC subway

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The American Festival in Vanse, Norway, celebrated its 11th year this June. The festival’s slogan is “The best thing that happened to Lista since Brooklyn. So it is no surprise...

Hunters find Viking sword

The 1,100-year-old relic was found higher in the mountains than any previous such objects The Local Reindeer hunters in Norway’s Oppland county have created excitement among experts at home and abroad after discovering a...

A fish farming facility.

The key to precise salmon measurement

Norwegian startup OptoScale uses laser lights to accurately measure the weight of fish Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Norway’s long and jagged coastline surrounded by cold, fresh seawater provides excellent conditions for aquaculture activities. The...

Soccer player Samuel Adegbenro celebrates after scoring a goal.

Rosenborg qualifies for Europa League

The Norwegian club managed to beat Ajax, kicking Amsterdam out of the running Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Last season’s UEFA Europa League finalists Ajax went out in the qualifying rounds as Rosenborg beat...

Norwegian ballot box.

Norway’s election

Five things to know about the outcome of September 11’s general election The Local Norway’s conservative parties won a majority in September 11’s election. Here are five essential things to take away. 1. Conservative...