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

The Trump, Harding parallel

We keep hearing and seeing reports from just about every news organization on the face of the earth that indicate Donald Trump has the lowest presidential approval rating in U.S. history.

Posted 7/06/17 (Thu) read more »

The Class of 1977 reunited...

Last weekend my high school class celebrated our 40-year reunion during the hometown Community Day celebration.

Posted 6/27/17 (Tue) read more »

Fueling the ethanol debate...

Why do people keep insisting that ethanol is corrosive and not good for internal combustion engines including car engines, small engines and marine engines?

Posted 6/20/17 (Tue) read more »

Winnipeg, a haven for musicians...

I don’t think many people are aware that Winnipeg is a mecca for musicians. In a sense, it’s the Nashville of the North.

Posted 6/20/17 (Tue) read more »

This history won't repeat itself...

Sixteen years ago this month, myself and my partner Dennis Ihringer, released the book, “Dakota Doughboy, the Otto Ihringer Story.”

Posted 6/20/17 (Tue) read more »

A passive reflective idea...

Some years ago I ran across some information out of Utah that indicated homeowners on the west side of the Rocky Mountains were using passive reflector antennas to leap frog the TV stations from Salt Lake City over the mountains.

Posted 6/20/17 (Tue) read more »

'I've got the AM radio blues'...

Nobody talks about AM radio anymore. Sometimes you have to wonder why AM stations are still on the air? Who is listening?

Posted 6/20/17 (Tue) read more »

Where have all the teachers gone?..

When my wife and I visited Florida in February, I discovered something very profound.

Posted 6/20/17 (Tue) read more »

Tobacco can coughs up old bucks

The above headline was used on one of the first articles I wrote as a professional journalist at the Emmons County Record in 1989.

Posted 5/09/17 (Tue) read more »

Revisiting the flood of '97...

It was this week in 1997 that the Langdon Community Center was completely full of people who were displaced from the catastrophic flood that hit Grand Forks.

Posted 5/02/17 (Tue) read more »