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A new interpretation

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Robert G. Johnson and Janey Westin offer a new theory on the presence of Norse explorers in North America Kelsey Larson Managing Editor The Kensington Runestone in Minnesota, the Spirit Pond runestones discovered in Maine, reports of Native American peoples with light skin and eyes...could there possibly be a historic explanation for these phenomena, or are they simply ...

Not just a day off

Photo courtesy Larrie Wanberg. Northwood Cemetery, with flags flying.

Memorial Day is much more than just a long weekend Larrie Wanberg Feature Editor The day is indelible in my memory when, as a Boy Scout with a snare drum strapped to one leg and sounding the cadence, I lead of a hometown parade in 1944, marching just behind an aging four-member American Legion Honor Guard. The place was ...

New from Norway

The Canary Digital Radon Detector. The Canary is battery powered, about the size of a large cell-phone and can be easily placed in a test space. It uses a sensitive, electronic element to “actively” detect radon gas and display measurements in real-time. It was developed by Norwegian scientists and is manufactured in Norway by Corentium.

New Norwegian technology allows for quick and easy at-home radon tests John Erik Stacy Seattle, Wash. Norwegians are well aware of insidious health danger of naturally occurring radon gas. Radon can seep from the earth into homes and work-places, and the buildings of Norway – often built into living rock and well insulated against the winds of winter ...

New land, new life

Photo: Synnøve Nordkap Lodge #1-008

A museum exhibit and project of the Sons of Norway unlike any other in St. Paul, Minn. By Kelsey Larson Managing Editor In St. Paul, Minn., Sons of Norway Synnøve-Nordkap Lodge 1–8 has spearheaded a unique effort that not many other lodges have taken on at such an impressive scale. When Ron Stow was just beginning his term as ...

Images of an immigrant life

By Ragnhild Synnøve Risholt Kleppe, former Editor-in-Chief, Norway Times “It’s all coming back to me now. Reading these stories of Norwegian emigrants to the U.S. has brought back so many memories of my childhood growing up in Brooklyn. I remember the taste of lefse and the smell of the accompanying coffee that was served in our ...

A very close race

While a large number of Norwegians want Erna Solberg as the next Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg also has popular support Staff Compilation While it seems that most Norwegians trust Erna Solberg (Conservative Party) to be the next Prime Minister, confidence in Jens Stoltenberg (Labor Party) is also high, according to a new poll Ipsos MMI has published ...

Art for change

Art exhibit in Oslo displays how second-wave feminist ideas changed Norway’s contemporary art Denise Leland Seattle, Wash. Art Hall Oslo is currently host to an exhibition entitled, “Hold stenhårdt fast på greia di.” The exhibit focuses on Norwegian art and women’s rights from 1968 to 1989. The curators of this exhibit are two renowned visual artists, Eline Mugaas ...

Catholics in Norway celebrate

Norwegian Catholics gather to celebrate the election of Pope Francis Staff Compilation Norwegian American Weekly Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope by his fellow cardinals in a historic papal election last week. The first South American pope, Pope Francis, or Pave Frans as he is called in Norway, was hailed as Catholics around the world celebrated their ...

U.S. talent abroad

American Rachael Lee Flores does well in Norwegian Idol contest Kelsey Larson Managing Editor Growing up in the U.S., Rachael Lee Flores probably never thought she¹d one day enter the Norwegian Idol competition. Flores, originally from California, met her husband in El Paso, Texas; a Norwegian soldier who was stationed in the U.S. through an exchange program. And the rest ...

Scandal in the barnehager

A VG report sheds light on poor conditions in Norway¹s state sponsored daycare system Staff Compilation Norwegian news service VG released a comprehensive report on safety and health conditions inside Norwegian daycares on Mar. 11. The report, compiled over the course of 6 months by a special investigation team and including over 30,000 pages of information from ...