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Upside Down Under

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

Don't lose sight of the small towns...

Back in the 1980s and into the early ‘90s, I had this quirky habit of visiting small towns for no apparent reason.

Posted 4/04/17 (Tue) read more »

Get your alternative facts right...

So just what is “fake” news? What are alternative facts and what does it mean when someone is “manufacturing” the news?

Posted 3/30/17 (Thu) read more »

Non Partisan League lessons

Here in the United States we have become so divided politically, it will literally take an act of Congress to straighten it all out.

Posted 3/21/17 (Tue) read more »

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 »