Cold Climates and Cultural Connections: Minnesota, Norway and the Arctic

Read the blog post by Eivind Heiberg, Norway’s Consul General in Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Minnesota is not an Arctic state.

This is probably a surprising opening statement for those of you who came here expecting to learn how Minnesota contributes to America’s identity as an Arctic nation. Yes, it may certainly feel like the Arctic when temperatures creep below the range of normal thermometers. And with our snow, you might think you are much further north when you see roads covered for months by a layer of white flakes so thick that it would have caused schools and public offices elsewhere in America to close down immediately.

But still, we are not an Arctic state.”


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