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

Khadr should remain in prison

Does the name Omar Khadr ring a bell to anyone? How about Sgt. Christopher Speer?

Posted 4/28/15 (Tue) read more »

The paradigm will now shift. . .

Two major retailers in the United States, Lowe’s and Home Depot, announced last week they are phasing out chemicals that contain neonicotinoids, the active ingredients that have been known to kill honeybees.

Posted 4/21/15 (Tue) read more »

Remember Christopher Stevens...

Last Sunday (April 12) Hillary Clinton officially announced she is running for the nation’s highest office and wants to be the first female president in American history.

Posted 4/14/15 (Tue) read more »

My favorite Martian . . .

We brought you some information several months ago about a project called Mars One. It’s essentially the planning of a manned settlement to Mars in 2025.

Posted 4/07/15 (Tue) read more »

A quirky hobby intensifies...

I’ve been thinking about my dad lately because when I was a kid, he got me started on a hobby that has recently turned into an obsession.

Posted 3/31/15 (Tue) read more »

With the future there's hope...

Driving through Beulah and stopping twice recently reminded me of a time not so long ago when that Mercer County community was North Dakota’s black sheep.

Posted 3/24/15 (Tue) read more »

More over-the-air variety

Details remain somewhat sketchy, but it appears the Minot area will be getting another TV channel soon.

Posted 3/17/15 (Tue) read more »

A commodity of community

It’s been 16 months since I first came to Kenmare to work at this newspaper replacing Caroline Downs who has since moved to Alaska.

Posted 3/10/15 (Tue) read more »

It's a propaganda war...

As I sit down to write in this four-column space, (Thursday) the latest overnight news about ISIS is that Jihadi John, the British man on those gruesome beheading videos, has been identified publicly as Mohammed Emwazi, a well-educated, upper-middle class individual from London.

Posted 3/03/15 (Tue) read more »

Satellite TV alternatives...

There is an unusual law in Canada regarding satellite television that is designed for snowbirds, but others are beginning to take advantage of it.

Posted 2/24/15 (Tue) read more »