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Russ accidents at record low

2018 saw the fewest vehicular accidents involving Russ busses since their advent Pieter Wijnen Norway Today A record-low 41 accidents involving Russ (graduating high school seniors) vehicles were registered last year, compared with 50...

Sagastad knowledge center opens on May 10

New Viking ship hits the fjord Solveig Midtbø Sagastad On May 10, Sagastad, a new knowledge center about the Viking Age, opened in western Norway. The main attraction is the 30-meter (100 ft. long)...

Badda’s Buddy

Book review Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Lois Tonnessen Andersen is a visual artist living in Concord, Mass. She works in a variety of media and most recently self-published a children’s book. The book, which...

What’s up, Rosenborg?

The team that couldn’t be beat in the last four years begins this season in last place Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo For once, it’s difficult being a Rosenborg fan. In the fifth round of...

Norway’s other revolution

Over a century after Eidsvoll, Norwegians organized against the “1 Percent”—and won George Lakey Philadelphia, Penn. George Lakey recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was the Eugene M. Lang Professor for Issues in...

Millennials demand top-notch management

The (digital) natives are restless Jennifer Vessels Next Step During the Oslo Business Forum in March, there were many discussions on characteristics of and how to work with the digital native talent of millennials...

Rabbi awarded prize

Chief Rabbi of Norway honored for Mosaica, building relationships across religious lines Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland In Geneva, Switzerland, on April 29, Danish-Norwegian Rabbi Michael Melchior, founder and president of Mosaica—Religion, Society and State,...

bylaws

The “by” in “bylaw”

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word bylaw means a standing rule governing the regulation of a society’s or an organization’s internal affairs. It first occurred in the mid-13th century in...

plastics ban

Norway to ban plastics

The government aims to outlaw most single-use plastics by 2020 Victoria Garza Norway Today The Norwegian government will ban plastic disposable cutlery, plates, straws, and q-tips. The ban will be introduced before next summer,...

Dale of Norway

The sweater that broke the internet

Dale of Norway and The Nordic Shop launch “Podium” to unprecedented demand Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American For 140 years, Dale of Norway has been crafting premium woolen knitwear. The company bases its...