Kenmare ND - Upside Down Under

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Upside Down Under

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

As Canadian as poutine...

People will deny it, say it’s coincidental or they’ll come up with some other lame excuse that disqualifies them from being “Canadian.”

Posted 1/02/18 (Tue) read more »

Dec. 29 is an historical day...

On Friday, many people in this part of the country will observe a somber anniversary that still has people talking 127 years after it happened.

Posted 12/26/17 (Tue) read more »

Christmas on the Western Front...

Having been involved in writing a continuing series about World War I from July to November, I feel compelled to extend it one more time and ask the question, what was Christmas like in 1917?

Posted 12/19/17 (Tue) read more »

Local history at its best...

Do you ever wonder how local people reacted to a powerful or catastrophic event in the past?

Posted 12/12/17 (Tue) read more »

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 »