A high-tech COVID-19 mask

Helly Hansen tackles another “element” MICHAEL KLEINER The Norwegian American A few weeks ago, Walter Hanson, who has owned The Nordic Shop in Rochester, Minn., since 1974, went to get a drink of water and ended up with more water on his face than in his mouth. He had forgotten he was wearing his comfortable Helly Hansen mask. “It’s a good thing to remember,” he laughed during a Skype interview. “I can wear it all day long when I’m in the store or when I’m out. I hardly know that I have it on. It just feels that comfortable.” His staff also had a laugh about it, but Hanson has a sense of humor. “You know, old age. I’m entitled to m
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Michael Kleiner

Michael Kleiner, business and sports editor, 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 Kleinerprweb.com; beyondthecold.com.

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