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Upside Down Under

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

What do the names mean?...

If you think the name of your community is lame or weird, you might want to stop complaining. We found some really odd place names and would like to list them for you to show you that the name of your community isn’t so unusual after all.

Posted 5/10/16 (Tue) read more »

Pushing the wrong buttons...

Some of you might remember a TV show called “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” that aired on ABC from 1964-1968.

Posted 5/03/16 (Tue) read more »

Is it ignorance or is it fraud?...

Something happened a couple of weeks ago that I found very disturbing and didn’t know how to react to it.

Posted 4/26/16 (Tue) read more »

Understanding Meniere's disease

I had never heard of Meniere’s disease until I was diagnosed with it last summer. I didn’t know exactly what vertigo was either.

Posted 4/19/16 (Tue) read more »

It's been 10 years already...

It was 10 years ago today that myself and 19 other Soldiers from the North Dakota National Guard reported to the Bismarck Raymond Bohn Armory for mobilization.

Posted 4/12/16 (Tue) read more »

Wall wins landslide re-election

Whether you know it or not, the province of Saskatchewan, just to our north, has a rich political history, just like North Dakota.

Posted 4/05/16 (Tue) read more »

In like a lamb, out like a lamb?????

We’ve all heard the old wive’s tale that if March comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion and vice versa.

Posted 3/29/16 (Tue) read more »

Finally, a Democrat for governor...

Here we are nearly through the month of March and the North Dakota Democratic Party finally named a candidate for governor.

Posted 3/23/16 (Wed) read more »

Welcome to Cape Breton Island...

Several months ago, I stated in this space that if Hillary Clinton becomes president, I’ll move to Canada.

Posted 3/15/16 (Tue) read more »

The thirst for oil continues...

There’s a German news program on Prairie Public Television called Deutsch Welle that is produced in English from Berlin.

Posted 3/08/16 (Tue) read more »