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A welcome sign to Westby, Wisconsin.

Norwegian America’s hidden dialects

Research shows how Norwegian-American dialects differ from standard modern Norsk Sada Reed Phoenix, Ariz. According to U.S. Census data, there are roughly 4.5 million people in the United States who claim Norwegian ancestry. The...

A drawing of the "Beyond the Grave" book.

Death Comes Silently

fiction by Glynis Scrivens Detective Karen Olsen stepped through the rubble of overturned furniture and books, making her way to the oak desk, where Professor Anders Johansen sat slumped, a revolver in his right...

Vanessa sitting on the edge of the dock.

Finding the beauty in the boring

While Fauske could be called Norway’s “most boring” town by some, it makes a surprisingly great destination for a serene Norwegian summertime vacation Vanessa Brune Stavanger, Norway I recently had the pleasure of spending...

A Viking warrior.

Who were the Vikings?

As science proves that some ancient warriors assumed to be men were actually women, Ted Birkedal provides an overview of historical evidence for real-life Lagerthas Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska In the late 19th century...

The northern lights in northern Norway.

Capturing the aurora with Hurtigruten

Dennis Mammana shares tips for photographing the northern lights and invites you to join him on a Hurtigruten voyage for the experience of a lifetime Molly Jones The Norwegian American There’s a wish that...