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Upside Down Under

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

Is there no respect anymore?

Lack of cellular telephone etiquette is getting really ridiculous. It’s almost as if we are hiding behind our cell phones as if it is some kind of sanctuary.

Posted 2/17/15 (Tue) read more »

Where have all the teams gone?

As the high school basketball season in North Dakota progresses closer to the playoffs, we often think about the little schools and how most of them are now gone or amalgamated with larger schools.

Posted 2/10/15 (Tue) read more »

The strength of local foods

This coming weekend is the North Dakota Farmers' Market and Growers Association convention in Mandan.

Posted 2/03/15 (Tue) read more »

Strange phenomena among us...

Sometimes in our lives we run across something that seens a little strange to us. We marvel at it for a moment then move on.

Posted 1/27/15 (Tue) read more »

Brain dead or customer friendly?...

Have you ever encountered someone working in a retail business who is completely rude and unappreciative of the dollars you are spending in their establishment?

Posted 1/20/15 (Tue) read more »

We don't negotiate with terrorists...

There’s been an awful lot of chatter about a recent Senate report regarding the “torture” of al-Qaeda prisoners after Sept. 11, 2001.

Posted 1/13/15 (Tue) read more »

Chernobyl stirring new emotions

On May 14, 1986, I had gone home from college to have lunch and watch “Days of Our Lives” on TV before returning for late afternoon classes.

Posted 1/06/15 (Tue) read more »

Dec. 29, a significant day in U.S. history

To most people Dec. 29 doesn’t really mean much but just another cold, windswept day on the prairie.

Posted 12/30/14 (Tue) read more »

Celebrating an Aussie Christmas...

Every nation in the western world has its own Christmas traditions, some of them universal and others unique to each country.

Posted 12/23/14 (Tue) read more »

The legend of Minne-waukan

As we consider unusual phenomenon in North Dakota's history, Devils Lake has to be right up there toward the top.

Posted 12/16/14 (Tue) read more »