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Upside Down Under

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

Amazing leadership qualities...

People who work tirelessly in Indian Country, don’t always get credit for what they do. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes and unless the general public is right in the middle of it, chances are, they won’t know about it.

Posted 12/04/18 (Tue) read more »

Unique art or tourist trap?...

For nearly 60 years, North Dakota residents have added artistic value to the sometimes bland prairie landscape.

Posted 11/27/18 (Tue) read more »

Think tanks dig into details...

During the month of October there were two meetings that have laid the groundwork for the future of small farms in North Dakota.

Posted 11/20/18 (Tue) read more »

The Metis in North Dakota...

Even though the Metis aren't a federally recognized tribe in the United States, plenty of Metis people live in North Dakota.

Posted 11/13/18 (Tue) read more »

Is N.D. becoming a destination?...

When I was a kid, my friends and I always became fascinated when we’d see a car with out-of-state license plates.

Posted 11/06/18 (Tue) read more »

Who's your mentor?...

It’s hard to believe that 40 years have passed since a recruiter from Wishek came out to my work site and offered free pizza if I listened to his pitch about the National Guard.

Posted 10/29/18 (Mon) read more »

Grasping a Montana idea...

As we go into the third round of the high school football playoffs across the state, we should be reminded there are several teams playing a new kind of football here in North Dakota.

Posted 10/23/18 (Tue) read more »

Shake, rattle and roll...

Do you remember what you were doing on July 8, 1968? That was the day baseball player Reggie Jackson got married and Israeli and Arab artillery units lobbed artillery rounds at each other in the Suez Canal.

Posted 10/15/18 (Mon) read more »

The fountain of youth...

Back in August, the Grand Forks Herald published an article about Iris Westman, a woman from Northwood who had just celebrated her 113th birthday.

Posted 10/09/18 (Tue) read more »

Long live Lac-Megantic...

It’s been more than five years since a train loaded with North Dakota crude oil crashed into downtown Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 and causing the worst rail disaster in Canadian history.

Posted 10/02/18 (Tue) read more »