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Upside Down Under

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

Are the Jestsons passing through?...

Back in October, there was a summit meeting held in Kenmare that brought Saskatchewan and North Dakota transportation officials together to consider improvements on U.S. Highway 52 and Saskatchewan Provincial Highway 39.

Posted 12/05/17 (Tue) read more »

Could it be poor marketing?...

Over the years, the North Dakota Department of Commerce, the Ag Department, the Tourism Department and others have promoted a lot of businesses that no longer exist.

Posted 11/28/17 (Tue) read more »

North Dakota goes Hollywood

Several weeks ago we posted information in this space about North Dakota’s professional athletes. If you’re walking through the state capitol halls you’ll find portraits of the likes of Fido Purpur and Virgil Hill.

Posted 11/21/17 (Tue) read more »

100 years ahead of his time

When Oscar Will came to Bismarck, Dakota Territory in 1883, his goal was to learn about the Plains Indians and what they were growing and to later develop those varieties for commercial use.

Posted 11/14/17 (Tue) read more »

You can't grow that in N.D....

I was going through some census information trying to find how many farms have existed in North Dakota historically and how many may have been dairy farms.

Posted 11/07/17 (Tue) read more »

Students shine in broadcast booth...

There’s an interesting phenomenon taking place in Linton High School these days and it doesn’t have anything to do with wrestling or football.

Posted 10/31/17 (Tue) read more »

Taking locally grown up a notch...

As another farmers’ market season comes to a close across North Dakota, many of us who are vendors at these markets, wonder why more people aren’t doing it.

Posted 10/24/17 (Tue) read more »

The ATR-75, a special gadget...

It was 1980 and I was at a Kulm-Edgeley Dam party when one of my friends, Kent Meidinger, asked me to analyze his car radio.

Posted 10/17/17 (Tue) read more »

Rock 'n' Roll community...

There are several bands that have enjoyed a longevity spanning more than 50 years. The first name that comes to mind is the Rolling Stones, who surfaced in 1962 and struck the airways with their first hit song “Satisfaction,” in 1965.

Posted 10/03/17 (Tue) read more »

Investing in the loonie...

Back in the late ‘60s, my uncle had a fancy calendar from the Royal Bank of Canada. It was one of those that you could manually change the date and the year so it was good to infinity.

Posted 9/26/17 (Tue) read more »