Kenmare ND - Upside Down Under

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Upside Down Under

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

Rediscovering forgotten music...

Several months ago I found a Kenwood cassette deck on eBay for a great price and ordered it to go along with an already astounding Kenwood radio receiver that has provided endless entertainment in the form of FM radio.

Posted 7/26/16 (Tue) read more »

This terrorist threat isn't no

We've been down this road before. We, as in the United States, have had to deal with this sort of thing in the not-so-distant past.

Posted 7/19/16 (Tue) read more »

Newspapers are here to stay...

We often hear from critics these days that newspapers are dying out because of the Internet and social media.

Posted 7/12/16 (Tue) read more »

Are pen pals still out there...

In this day and age of everything digital, I’ve often wondered about something that was once very popular and fun to do.

Posted 7/05/16 (Tue) read more »

The beer vs. ale debate

Lately breweries have been popping up like mushrooms and at least one brewery is located in all four major cities in North Dakota.

Posted 6/14/16 (Tue) read more »

Chillin' at the Crowbar Hotel

There’s been a lot of talk in North Dakota, as well as around the United States, about what to do with prison overcrowding.

Posted 6/07/16 (Tue) read more »

Are co-ops really equitable? ...

In recent years just about every school in North Dakota has formed a co-op with other schools in select sports and some academic arenas.

Posted 5/31/16 (Tue) read more »

Roger Maris Museum

Over the past year, I’ve made numerous trips to Fargo to see a couple of doctors.

Posted 5/24/16 (Tue) read more »

Oops, I got the wrong vehicle

The other day I stopped at the Cenex convenience store in Kenmare to get a sandwich and as I often do, pulled up close to the door.

Posted 5/17/16 (Tue) read more »

What do the names mean?...

If you think the name of your community is lame or weird, you might want to stop complaining. We found some really odd place names and would like to list them for you to show you that the name of your community isn’t so unusual after all.

Posted 5/10/16 (Tue) read more »