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Upside Down Under

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

Bring back Class C basketball...

There’s a lot of hoopla surrounding the state Class B Basketball Tournament which starts Thursday in Minot. There always is. It’s arguably the biggest sporting event in North Dakota.

Posted 3/14/17 (Tue) read more »

The Maralinga Experiment

Between 1956 and 1963, the British performed nuclear tests at a place in South Australia called Maralinga.

Posted 3/08/17 (Wed) read more »

Is secession worth it? ...

We’ve all been taught in history about the Civil War and how 11 southern states seceded from the union and started the Confederate States of America.

Posted 2/28/17 (Tue) read more »

A visit to Bordertown...

In 1989, CTV began airing a western drama called Bordertown that was set on the 49th Parallel with half a town called Pemmican in the United States (Montana) and half in Canada (Saskatchewan).

Posted 2/14/17 (Tue) read more »

The balancing act of Meniere's...

Meniere’s disease is a malady of the inner ear that is caused by an abnormality of the composition and amount of fluid in the inner ear.

Posted 2/07/17 (Tue) read more »

My favorite Martian...

If you get a chance to read a copy of the November 2016 edition of National Geographic, there is a fascinating expose in it about sending humans to Mars.

Posted 1/31/17 (Tue) read more »

Strange names worth a laugh...

Have you ever met somebody with a strange name that you just can’t get out of your head?

Posted 1/24/17 (Tue) read more »

The man who never dies...

Sometimes we run across information that is difficult to believe and nearly impossible to understand.

Posted 1/17/17 (Tue) read more »

An Army buddy reunited...

It must have been about six or seven years ago. I had already been transferred to Camp Grafton for my National Guard job and the Army was in the process of upgrading its email system.

Posted 1/10/17 (Tue) read more »

The 'weird' Wagner family

When I was growing up in Hazelton my friends and I spent a lot of time playing baseball because there just wasn’t anything else to do in a small town except maybe harass the grocery store owner.

Posted 1/03/17 (Tue) read more »