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Archive for October, 2011

Norwegians´wealth and worth revealed Posted by on Oct 25, 2011

Below is Norway´s formueliste (wealth list) which shows the individual´s navn (name), inntekt (income), skatt (tax), and forume (wealth).   Navn Inntekt Skatt Formue Sum 717 583 205 771 252 030 50 758 078 130 Johan H. Andresen 20 661 960 138 886 765 12 001 206 593 Kjell Inge Røkke 0 87 291 739…

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Lutefisk Season is upon us Posted by on Oct 23, 2011

Whether you like it or not, it is Lutefisk season for Norwegians and Norwegian Americas alike!  I must be honest, I have never ordered lutefisk at a restaurant and I have never chosen to eat it.  The St. Olaf (my alma mater) cafeteria serves it every year in early December during the St. Olaf…

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Norwegian Suppe-Norwegian soup the answer to fall Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

I returned back home to Minnesota a couple of nights ago from Georgia and Tennessee to discover that høst (fall) is in full swing.  Temps were in the 70s and 80s about 10 days ago and the highs the last few days was in the 40s-a classic MN massive drop in temperature.  I´ve been trying…

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Akevitt-the Norwegian flavored spirt otherwise known as “Water of Life” Posted by on Oct 15, 2011

Akevitt (Norwegian spelling), akvavit and aquavit-however you prefer to spell it, is a delicious flavored (many are probably mumbling “speak for yourself” right now…) spirit home to Scandinavia-Norway, Sweden, and Denmark in particular.  Brandy is known by the French as “eau de vie” (Water of Life).  Of course I will be focusing on Norwegian Akevitt!…

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The Norwegian King and Queen Visit the Midwest, New York Posted by on Oct 11, 2011

Kong Harold and Dronning Sonja arrive in the United States today to embark on a 12 day journey that will take them to the great midwest (read: I was born and raised and currently reside in Northfield, MN-one destination for the royal couple) and none other than the Big Apple for a ball!  Other members…

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Tromsø now has a Porsche dealer! Posted by on Oct 8, 2011

What?  Tromsø just became home to the world´s northernmost Porsche bilforretning (car dealership)?  Now that is pretty cool.  Who would ever think that the German bilforretning (to be sure, the founder was Austrian…) would come to northern Norway, one of the geographically most isolated parts of the world?  My initial reactions as far as what…

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