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Upside Down Under

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

Safety is always paramount...

Here in the office, we’ve been talking about farms and the fact that farming is a dangerous occupation.

Posted 8/20/19 (Tue) read more »

Just cut the cord, already...

On July 5, it was announced that DirecTV dropped all four CBS TV affiliates in western North Dakota.

Posted 8/13/19 (Tue) read more »

Vacationing in North Dakota...

Because it’s summer, people go on vacation and it seems like there are a lot more people from out of state visiting us than in years past.

Posted 8/06/19 (Tue) read more »

The impressive rise of hockey...

When it comes to sports, North Dakota has recently had some success with players getting into the NFL and others breaking into Major League Baseball.

Posted 7/23/19 (Tue) read more »

50 years on...

In British society when somebody refers to something that happened in the past they say, “10 years on” or “100 years on,” instead of 10 years ago or 100 years ago.

Posted 7/16/19 (Tue) read more »

Obscure North Dakota history...

You can find all kinds of treasurers when you drive around North Dakota, hidden treasurers that aren’t always on the glossy brochures that tourism hands out.

Posted 7/09/19 (Tue) read more »

Is this hiding the truth?...

Several weeks ago I received an email from the Bismarck Tribune regarding a headline in which the Washington state Legislature wanted to reduce the volatility of North Dakota crude oil if it was going to travel through Washington on trains.

Posted 7/02/19 (Tue) read more »

A Rock 'n' Roll community...

There are several bands and members of bands who have enjoyed longevity that spans more than 50 years. And when we think about it, the first name that comes to mind is the Rolling Stones who formed in 1962 and struck the airways with their first hit record “Satisfaction,” in 1965.

Posted 5/22/19 (Wed) read more »

Immer noch solide...

Ashley, like many small communities in North Dakota, continues to shrink. It has lost nearly half its population since the community peaked in 1950.

Posted 5/14/19 (Tue) read more »

Zip to Zap back on the map...

Imagine living in a town of 250 people and all of a sudden 3,000 college students show up for a party that the townspeople know nothing about.

Posted 5/07/19 (Tue) read more »