Category: Opinion


Editor’s Notes

Reflecting on an unusual 2020, Editor-in-chief Lori Ann Reinhall looks onward and upward, building on the successes of the challenging year.


Editor’s Notes

In her Editor’s Notes for this issue, Lori Ann Reinhall reminds readers of the good old-fashioned julehefte, full of nostalgia and warmth.


Editor’s Notes

Editor-in-chief Lori Ann Reinhall reflects on the joy of Christmastime and announces the first Great Norwegian Christmas Cookie Extravaganza!


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.