Author: Louise Lysne Hanson

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Louise Lysne Hanson is the co-owner of The Nordic Shop in Rochester, Minn., with her husband, Walter. She is also on the board of directors of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. Learn more at

Clean it right, the Nordic way

Louise Hanson reports on the history and versatility of the Swedish dishcloth, which is eco-friendly and gaining popularity in the United States.