Category: Opinion


The importance of vaccines

John Erik Stacy emphasizes the importance of vaccines for preventing disease, reminding readers of the millions of lives they’ve saved.


Editor’s Notes

Editor-in-chief Lori Ann Reinhall announces this year’s Gift Guide and reflects on the special importance of the season of giving in 2020.

Rachel Peterson

Dugnad and winter

Minnesotan Rachel Peterson who lived nine years in Arctic Norway, shares how the spirit of dugnad can help us get through the coming winter.

Editor’s Notes

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, sends greetings to Bergen as president of the sister city group in Seattle.

Editor’s Notes

Editor-in-chief Lori Ann Reinhall draws on the wisdom of Austrian author Hugo von Hoffmannsthal to reflect on the importance of heritage.