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Upside Down Under

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

With the future there's hope...

Driving through Beulah and stopping twice recently reminded me of a time not so long ago when that Mercer County community was North Dakota’s black sheep.

Posted 3/24/15 (Tue) read more »

More over-the-air variety

Details remain somewhat sketchy, but it appears the Minot area will be getting another TV channel soon.

Posted 3/17/15 (Tue) read more »

A commodity of community

It’s been 16 months since I first came to Kenmare to work at this newspaper replacing Caroline Downs who has since moved to Alaska.

Posted 3/10/15 (Tue) read more »

It's a propaganda war...

As I sit down to write in this four-column space, (Thursday) the latest overnight news about ISIS is that Jihadi John, the British man on those gruesome beheading videos, has been identified publicly as Mohammed Emwazi, a well-educated, upper-middle class individual from London.

Posted 3/03/15 (Tue) read more »

Satellite TV alternatives...

There is an unusual law in Canada regarding satellite television that is designed for snowbirds, but others are beginning to take advantage of it.

Posted 2/24/15 (Tue) read more »

Is there no respect anymore?

Lack of cellular telephone etiquette is getting really ridiculous. It’s almost as if we are hiding behind our cell phones as if it is some kind of sanctuary.

Posted 2/17/15 (Tue) read more »

Where have all the teams gone?

As the high school basketball season in North Dakota progresses closer to the playoffs, we often think about the little schools and how most of them are now gone or amalgamated with larger schools.

Posted 2/10/15 (Tue) read more »

The strength of local foods

This coming weekend is the North Dakota Farmers' Market and Growers Association convention in Mandan.

Posted 2/03/15 (Tue) read more »

Strange phenomena among us...

Sometimes in our lives we run across something that seens a little strange to us. We marvel at it for a moment then move on.

Posted 1/27/15 (Tue) read more »

Brain dead or customer friendly?...

Have you ever encountered someone working in a retail business who is completely rude and unappreciative of the dollars you are spending in their establishment?

Posted 1/20/15 (Tue) read more »