Author: Michael Kleiner

Michael Kleiner
Michael Kleiner has more than three decades of experience as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. He has operated his own PR and web design business for small businesses, authors and community organizations in Philadelphia since 1999. Not of Norwegian descent, he lived in Norway for a year with his family at age 11 and has returned as an adult. He is the author of a memoir, Beyond the Cold: An American’s Warm Portrait of Norway, and a member of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia. Visit;
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A high-tech COVID-19 mask

Walter Hanson, owner of The Nordic Shop in Rochester, Minn., discusses the surprising popularity of Helly Hansen’s high-tech COVID masks.

Brann Stadion

Brann Stadion, the home pitch of Bergen’s soccer team, is more than a soccer field—it’s a testament to the team’s and city’s perseverance.

Michael Kleiner comes home to Norway

In this edition of “Michael Kleiner returns to Norway,” the Kleiners spend time in Olso, inclduing a visit to Frognerseteren overlooking the city and fjord.

The World Cup comes to Minnesota

Minneapolis hosts first World Cup cross-country event in US in 19 years Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American The Russians are coming. The Norwegians, Swedes, Italians, French, Germans, and Canadians are, too. Over 100 cross-country...

Michael Kleiner comes home to Norway

Writer returns with the third generation to be reunited with friends Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Part 3: Flåm Monday, July 1, 2019 We managed to get up and out the door.  Angela couldn’t drive...