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Upside Down Under

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

Food price spike coming...

A recent article in the Fresno Bee newspaper suggests that a problem that's been talked about and debated for 10 years has finally become catastrophic.

Posted 3/12/14 (Wed) read more »

The Martian chronicles...

Whether you find this interesting or not, there is quiet research going on in this country that will someday allow humans to inhabit the surface of Mars.

Posted 3/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Boosting the FM variety...

If you think the 13 FM radio stations in Minot are kind of lame, point your antenna the opposite direction.

Posted 2/26/14 (Wed) read more »

The man from PEI

What does a small town in North Dakota and an island in maritime Canada have in common?

Posted 2/19/14 (Wed) read more »

Local foods convention set

If you have an interest in gardening, farmers’ markets, canning, preserving or just local foods in general, be sure to stop by the Grand Hotel in Minot Feb. 14 and 15 for the North Dakota Farmers’ Market and Growers Association and Local Foods convention.

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Hobby leads to peanut trial

It’s amazing what we can learn when we put our minds to it.

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Twinning 39 Highway

Several years ago there was a proposal out there to four-lane U.S. Highway 52 from the Canadian border to Minot.

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Is out-migration continuing?...

Does anyone know what ever happened to Richard Rathge? He’s the demographer at North Dakota State University who annually put out a report telling us in the media how many people were leaving North Dakota.

Posted 1/22/14 (Wed) read more »

Recalling the AM giants...

Listening to “Vinyl Tap” on CBC Radio 2 Sunday night reminded me of a fledgling hobby I had growing up.

Posted 1/15/14 (Wed) read more »

Let's not forget accountability...

Just three weeks ago this column referred people to a December article in a major Canadian newspaper regarding the danger and volatility of crude oil trains rolling through North Dakota.

Posted 1/08/14 (Wed) read more »