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The American Dream of Norway

Ingerid Jordal Odda, Norway Our ancestors came to America to give their families a better life. Now young Norwegian Americans dream of the old country. This series of interviews was conducted by a visiting...

Old Norse anger

Words about words M. Michael Brady The word anger, a noun and a verb in modern English, retains the sense and usage of two Old Norse words from which it descends, the noun, angr,...

Elverum Handball Club

Elverum wins men’s handball champs again

Déjà vu all over again Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway After beating archrival Arendal in three straight matches, Elverum Handball Club took a sweet revenge by taking home their eighth consecutive Grundigligaen men’s handball...

Maud salvage

Prize for Maud salvage

Gerard Taylor Norway Today Prime Minister Erna Solberg handed out the Asker municipality’s cultural prize on May 25 to Jan Wanggaard and Tandberg Eiendom for having retrieved Roald Amundsen’s polar vessel back to Norway....

Soak up local culture in Southwest Germany

Festivals and flowers Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American In the summertime, when life often plays out in parks, fields, and cafés, around fountains, and in the little streets of Europe’s old cities, people...

Cambi

Cambi turns waste into valuable exports

The winner of Norway’s 2019 Export Prize developed a process for upcycling sewage Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway International trade is important for a small country like Norway. We have many good export companies that...

Syttende Mai in Bergen

From Nashville… to Norway!

College students experience “the 4th of July on steroids” at Bergen’s Syttende Mai Lina Sheahan Nashville, Tenn. BOOM! It was 7 a.m., and the sound of cannon fire shook me awake in my hotel...

A vision of the mid-century mother

New at Norway House Norway House Minneapolis, Minn. Wayzata, Minn.-born Judy Olausen entered the University of Minnesota planning to study architecture. When a class she planned to take was full, she substituted a course...

A conversation with Ambassador Aas

“A healthy ocean is a wealthy ocean” Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American With its long coastline and a strong maritime industry, Norway’s interest in the oceans is self-evident. Eighty percent of all Norwegians...