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Upside Down Under

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

A valuable lesson at Christmas...

Back in September, my wife and I went to a wedding in Lake Elsinore, Calif. As she was getting ready I told her it was exactly how I remembered it 43 years ago.

Posted 12/17/19 (Tue) read more »

Why not take a staycation?...

In the eight years I worked at the Minot Daily News, I did a segment every Monday called “On the Road.” It was well received by many readers and I really enjoyed doing it.

Posted 12/10/19 (Tue) read more »

It's a small but odd world...

Those of us who live here in North Dakota take a lot of ribbing about our location. People constantly get it wrong, don’t know how to find it on a map and when you ask them where North Dakota is, “Isn’t that someplace over by Chicago?”

Posted 12/03/19 (Tue) read more »

Is 'Wexit' the answer?...

There’s a movement going on across the border in Canada that is becoming quite serious and if it ever comes to pass, could change history.

Posted 11/26/19 (Tue) read more »

Harmless and unforgettable pranks...

Have you ever pulled a harmless prank on someone? You know, the kind of gag that doesn’t get anybody hurt, or get any property damaged.

Posted 11/20/19 (Wed) read more »

A strange trend continues...

Back in the late ‘70s and right out of high school, I worked for a flax straw processor called Olin. We traveled to various communities and processed farmers’ straw to be made into Bible pages and cigarette papers of all things.

Posted 11/12/19 (Tue) read more »

We are getting bigger...

Have you ever watched that Smucker’s TV commercial where two boys are delivering jelly to their neighbors from a wagon in the early 1950s?

Posted 11/05/19 (Tue) read more »

Mr. Electricity retires from football...

After 11 seasons in the Canadian Football League, Bismarck’s own Weston Dressler has retired from the CFL and has joined Sanford in Bismarck as a senior community relations specialist.

Posted 10/22/19 (Tue) read more »

An oportunist's dream...

We hear about scams all the time. Many of them are telephone scams that annoy the dickens out of us but they seem impossible to trace.

Posted 10/08/19 (Tue) read more »

The running of the critters...

Several years ago when I was working as ag reporter at the Minot Daily News, I got a call from an individual who lived just west of Garrison. He wanted me to go out to his farm because he wanted me to see something unusual.

Posted 10/01/19 (Tue) read more »