Son of ski pioneer triumphed over evil during WWII

In the first years after the Nazi invasion of Norway in 1940, a bold Norwegian teenager with unexplored ties to Steamboat Springs risked his life to support the resistance. Leif Hovelsen pedaled furiously past a roadblock with a shortwave radio rolled up inside the sleeping bag lashed to the handlebars of his bicycle.

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The Norwegian American

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