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Upside Down Under

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

The disenchanted highway...

Back when the oil boom was building in the northwest, there was a lot of traffic on N.D. Highway 23 between Watford City and Makoti. It started in 2009 and got worse before it got dangerous.

Posted 3/02/21 (Tue) read more »

Can you imagine?...

We often find ourselves pondering the what ifs of the world but we can’t see far enough into that crystal ball to make sense of it.

Posted 2/23/21 (Tue) read more »

Saving community journalism...

In a day and age when newspapers take a back seat to social media, there is hope on the horizon for print journalism and hope for those who support journalism.

Posted 2/18/21 (Thu) read more »

Hanging with Liz...

Because I listen to Canadian radio a lot, I found out that Queen Elizabeth was coming to Regina so I quietly applied for press credentials through the British Consulate in Ottawa.

Posted 2/09/21 (Tue) read more »

Vente de la Louisiane...

We’ve all been taught the history lesson of the Louisiana Purchase and how it, in effect, doubled the size of the United States in 1803.

Posted 2/02/21 (Tue) read more »

Do vacant buildings have value?...

You can take a look in any of the 53 counties in North Dakota and you will find vacant buildings.

Posted 1/26/21 (Tue) read more »

Unique towns on the prairie...

When you drive past any small town on the North Dakota prairie, and quite frankly many other states like South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas, they all look the same.

Posted 1/19/21 (Tue) read more »

Which blizzard do you recall?...

There’s one thing we can be certain of here in North Dakota and that’s wind.

Posted 1/12/21 (Tue) read more »

Who has bad driving habits?...

This is the time of the year when motorists don’t want to be messing around with danger on the road.

Posted 1/05/21 (Tue) read more »

The high definition revolution...

I’m sure by now, most of us in North Dakota are aware of high definition radio. After all, Prairie Public Radio has been HD for several years and if you ever listen to Prairie Public, you’ll agree that the sound quality is incredible.

Posted 12/29/20 (Tue) read more »