Valborg and May First
 Choral singing by firelight - the upcoming week offers yet another Swedish celebration: Walpurgis Night and May First. 
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Travel in Sweden, top to bottom
 Whether you want your holiday to provide you with a rush of adrenaline, a bit of peace and quiet, an enriching cultural experience or a combination of the three, the old country might just be the ideal destination.  
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Shaping magnetism: Bjorn Kjellstrom and orienteering
 Outdoor Adventures, navigating the Nordic Way opens this weekend at the American Swedish Historical Museum 
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Orienteering: It's all about finding your way
 Orienteering is a sport that mirrors the Scandinavian spirit - a love of the outdoors, a rational approach to detail and a respect for healthy competition.  
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IKEA opens in Manhattan
 The Upper East Side location will be one of 30 city-sized stores Ikea will develop around the world in the next three years. 
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Preparing for Easter
The holy days before Easter have a unique history in Sweden. 
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Classic Easter recipes
These are Swedish classics, found on almost every seasonal menu. 
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Sweden's 'High Coast'
The area included on the World Heritage list stretches over 60 miles along the Baltic. 
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Visiting Stockholm this spring?
If you can, take time off to visit Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde not far from downtown. 
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Artist making statements in DC
Don't miss 'Siri Berg: Statements' at The House of Sweden, now opened and running until May 12. 
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See the Vikings Begin
Now in the Pacific Northwest and coming to Minneapolis in May. 
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Suspected money laundering   Multi-billion amounts may have been laundered through Swedbank, according to an investigative reporting team... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
No help for ISIS Swedes  Donald Trump has urged European countries to take back their respective IS members captured... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Russian jet provocation  A Russian fighter jet flew just 70 feet (20 meters) from a Swedish signal... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
More foreign students   The number of international students at universities and colleges in Stockholm keeps rising and... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Raising the Swedish retirement age
Parties in Sweden have agreed on a proposal that will be sent to the Riksdag to increase the retirement age.  
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Best burgers in Europe
The list of 50 Best Burgers in Europe from Big 7 readers. 
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Sweden ranks high among Best Countries
Best in the world for women, raising children and green living. 
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Building tall in Sweden
Today, there are not many skyscrapers in Sweden, but this may change within a few years.  
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Lousiana Landscapes
A painter and woodcarver from Smaland in Sweden's south made New Orleans home. 
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Stockholm City Hall
 A short walkabout at one of Stockholm's most famous buildings.  
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Through Sweden by electric car  Sweden is long - close to 1,000 miles from top to bottom. Is it... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Slight increase on home prices  Prices for single-family homes rose two percent over the period August - October compared... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
IKEA express delivery  Ikea is testing to deliver e-commerce goods to smart cabinets from the start up... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Swedes are more connected than ever
The dividing line is no longer between those who use the internet and those who don't but between frequent and rare users.  
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Learning (and teaching) Swedish
 As we work on offering you more opportunities to practice your Swedish, we had the opportunity to hear from a teacher of Swedish in Sweden.  
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Blue and yellow: the Swedish national costume
We wanted to offer a little history on nationella draekten, the national costume, and in our research we discovered there is more to the blue and yellow than meets the eye. 
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