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Upside Down Under

By Marvin Baker, a new weekly column in The Kenmare News

Unique towns on the prairie...

When you drive past any small town on the North Dakota prairie, and quite frankly many other states like South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas, they all look the same.

Posted 1/19/21 (Tue) read more »

Which blizzard do you recall?...

There’s one thing we can be certain of here in North Dakota and that’s wind.

Posted 1/12/21 (Tue) read more »

Who has bad driving habits?...

This is the time of the year when motorists don’t want to be messing around with danger on the road.

Posted 1/05/21 (Tue) read more »

The high definition revolution...

I’m sure by now, most of us in North Dakota are aware of high definition radio. After all, Prairie Public Radio has been HD for several years and if you ever listen to Prairie Public, you’ll agree that the sound quality is incredible.

Posted 12/29/20 (Tue) read more »

Christmas on the eastern front...

Because it’s Christmas time, most of us are happy to receive presents, attend special church services and gain lots of weight from wonderful meals.

Posted 12/22/20 (Tue) read more »

Oil brings good and bad...

Some disturbing news came out of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources this month. The agency reported that as of Dec. 8, there were only 16 active oil rigs drilling in the state.

Posted 12/15/20 (Tue) read more »

Mandan Milk Mystery II...

Finding statistics for multiple sclerosis is quite frustrating. Few numbers exist, but in 1993, one in every 350 people in Wyoming contracted MS.

Posted 12/08/20 (Tue) read more »

When an old man dies...

There’s an African proverb that states “when an old man dies, a library burns to the ground. It essentially means that when someone is gone, so is their story.

Posted 12/01/20 (Tue) read more »

Tobacco cans cough up old bucks...

We sometimes hear about  these old hermits who stash money in their mattresses and the loot isn’t found until years after they’ve died.

Posted 11/24/20 (Tue) read more »

The power of alcohol...

Does anyone remember gasohol? Local Farmers Union Oil companies used to sell it as an alternative fuel in the 1970s.

Posted 11/17/20 (Tue) read more »