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

As the world spins...

Anytime a news reporter asks questions about a medical condition, they are denied, citing doctor/patient confidentiality.

Posted 6/23/15 (Tue) read more »

Nothing like the night sky...

Do you ever look at the night sky closely in North Dakota. On those clear summer nights, after midnight, you can gaze into infinity and beyond.

Posted 6/16/15 (Tue) read more »

Ah, the good old days...

We've often heard that phrase "those were the good old days."

Posted 6/09/15 (Tue) read more »

Where's the customer service? ...

When I was a kid, I delivered Grit, if you remember that newspaper, a general publication mostly about rural America.

Posted 6/02/15 (Tue) read more »

A dangerous precedent

A lot of people are wondering why the Keystone XL Pipeline isn’t being built. The idea has been dragging on now for nearly 10 years with little construction progress.

Posted 5/26/15 (Tue) read more »

Bring back wholesome TV . . .

On Nov. 24, 1963, television viewers in the United States saw something hideous, scary, cruel and unprecedented.

Posted 5/20/15 (Wed) read more »

What do you think it will take?

We keep seeing reports on the TV news about ISIS and how these hoodlums continue to get news coverage for carrying out cowardly attacks.

Posted 5/12/15 (Tue) read more »

Beware the online university. . .

With high school graduations coming up and some people undecided on where they’re going for their higher education, I thought I’d do some research, talk to experts and write an article about these online universities that keep popping up.

Posted 5/05/15 (Tue) read more »

Khadr should remain in prison

Does the name Omar Khadr ring a bell to anyone? How about Sgt. Christopher Speer?

Posted 4/28/15 (Tue) read more »

The paradigm will now shift. . .

Two major retailers in the United States, Lowe’s and Home Depot, announced last week they are phasing out chemicals that contain neonicotinoids, the active ingredients that have been known to kill honeybees.

Posted 4/21/15 (Tue) read more »