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Upside Down Under

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

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 »

Interesting airport tidbits...

If you travel beyond North Dakota’s borders, my guess is you’re going to someplace exotic like Salt Lake City or Little Rock?

Posted 9/12/17 (Tue) read more »

The media aren't the problem...

For the past couple of years, there’s been this perception of how bad the media is; how we make up stories, we interview people who don’t actually exist and of course, the “fake news” moniker.

Posted 9/08/17 (Fri) read more »

Stop and smell the borage...

I often talk to pastors in my line of work and some of them are more firm than others regarding the Bible, the church and their congregations.

Posted 8/29/17 (Tue) read more »