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Elverum wins at men’s handball—again

Seven times victorious Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo Elverum are Norwegian champions once again, after beating ØIF Arendal 35-24 on May 22. After one win each, in the first two final games, Elverum was the...

Lifting nurses lifts everyone

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Nathalie Hansen Bergen, Norway According to the Norwegian Nurses Organization (NSF), there is a shortage of over 4,500 nurses...

Observatory

Progress on science facilities

Climate observatory opens in Ny-Ålesund and Andøya Space Center gets support for satellite plans New Ny-Ålesund Observatory monitors climate On June 6, the Norwegian Mapping Authority opened a new observatory at Ny-Ålesund in the...

Celebrating the 17th, Brooklyn Style

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The 17th of May in Brooklyn is not relegated to just one day. It begins with the Norwegian Christian Home’s annual event, always held on the day itself. This year,...

Lunch Norwegian comic

Comics 06/15

Pondus by Frode Øverli — Ah! Bills are paid, house is painted, it’s almost the weekend, almost spring… — Now and then it’s important to stop and just recognize that all is right with...

clothesline

Reinventing the wheel

What to call a clothesline that’s not linear? M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The ubiquitous Norwegian tørkestativ might have had another name. In principle, it functions as does the traditional fiskehjell (fish flake), a...

One team for each of the Jorgens brothers

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American At first glance, Arndt Ludwig “Art” Jorgens (Jørgens?) had a great 11-year baseball resume. His entire catching career was with the powerhouse New York Yankees from...

Kanunas

Norway’s “Travel Boys” visit Kaunas

The Reisegutta bloggers were pleasantly surprised by a weekend in the Lithuanian city Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Editor’s Note: It is not uncommon for an editor to receive an unsolicited press release...