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Mina Aasen painting

Memories of Mina (part two)

Norwegian & American Women of Distinction Jill Beatty Daughters of Norway Feb. 3, 1945, was a glorious day for the “Angels of Bataan.” After three years of being POWs of the Japanese, the prisoners...

Staying alive in the frozen north

What is it like to live and eat in Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost city? Elizabeth Bourne Seattle What safety net? Norway’s admirable social-services network doesn’t exist in Svalbard. There’s no welfare, or health insurance,...

For Hovden, history and value are key

Slow fashion Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American It’s no secret that The Norwegian American and Hovden Formal Farm Wear have a close relationship. We’ve been covering the return of the busserull since the...

Winter Night in Gallery finale

Norway’s national painting is the star of the last exhibit to run in current National Gallery building M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The National Gallery of Norway’s ongoing finale exhibition is “Infinite Landscapes,” a...

Leiren Designs

Clothing with an adventurous spirit

European Viking itinerary inspires Norwegian-American designer to go in new direction Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Madison Leiren has always had the Viking spirit in her blood. Born into a Norwegian immigrant family,...

Nordic knitting (Nordisk strikking)

Norsk 101: Language practice with Christie Ericson One of the most recognizable symbols of Norway (Et av de mest gjenkjente norske symboler) is the traditional Norwegian wool sweater (er den tradisjonelle ullkofta eller ullgenseren)....

Laerdal no dummy when it comes to CPR

The family-owned Norwegian company leads the world in resuscitation training manikins Thomas Laudal Stavanger, Norway In January 2018, the United States-based tech outlet, Digital Journal, wrote that the company holding the leading position in...

An emigrant journey in fashion

A Venezuelan-Norwegian fashionista in NY Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Born in Venezuela and raised in Norway, Jhan-Carlo David Herrera Ferrando studied fashion design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London and ESMOD in...

What white nationalists get wrong about the Vikings

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! George Lakey Philadelphia On Oct. 2, Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park monument of Thorfinn Karlsefni, a Viking explorer,...

Norway's 2019 budget - Siv Jensen

Norway’s 2019 budget

Proposed budget cuts taxes, increases funds to humanitarian aid Norwegian Ministry of Finance “The Norwegian economy is doing well. Businesses are investing more and employment is rising throughout the country. We are using the...