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I’m Alive, says ISÁK

Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen uses music to fight for her Sámi language and culture Tove Andersson Oslo, Norway Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen, 21, is a Sámi artist from Tana in Finnmark who has captured...

Barneblad: Springtime skattejakt

Head out on a heritage scavanger hunt A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall Spring is here, and it’s time to head outdoors again. Birds...

Much ado about ado

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word ado descends from the equivalent in English of the Old Norse word at, a preposition used as an infinitive marker, which is a word...

US women are favorites to win

World Cup preview Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American The Americans are coming to France and there’s reason for the other 23 countries to be worried. • 26-0. That’s how much the U.S. team outscored...

Not so fast, wind(mill)s of change

Protests and birds threaten to halt wind power installations in coastal Norway Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Energy company TrønderEnergi planned to begin building its wind power development on Frøya on May 13. However, they...

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Norway post-oil: Look to Sweden?

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Shane Murray Oslo, Norway The late Norwegian professor Frank Aarebrot used to say, “Norway typically copies Swedish policy after...

180 nations agree to fight plastic waste

Two new chemicals also added to the Stockholm Convention ban list at Triple COPs Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland Late in the evening of May 10, representatives of more than 180 countries adopted a raft...

Norway supports Norway House

The Norwegian government has pledged NOK 1.5 million toward new event center Norway House Minneapolis, Minn. Norway has pledged NOK 1.5 million (around $175,000) to Norway House in Minneapolis. The funds will help to...

Welcome to Little Norway

Poulsbo, Wash., Viking City Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American As you approach Poulsbo on Highway 305 from the Bainbridge ferry landing, you realize that you’ve entered the world of the Northwest Nordic, where...