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Upside Down Under

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

Nature's best at our doorstep...

When it comes to nature and the environment, western North Dakota’s footprint continues disappearing rapidly and is turning into a gargantuan industrial park that encompasses a third of the state.

Posted 6/25/14 (Wed) read more »

The hemp vs. marijuana debate...

Ever since Colorado legalized medical marijuana, it seems like just about every state except North Dakota is jumping on the bandwagon.

Posted 6/18/14 (Wed) read more »

The intrigue of long-day plants...

One of the things I’ve always liked about living in northwestern North Dakota is that we have daylight this time of year later, some places much later, than other parts of the country.

Posted 6/10/14 (Tue) read more »

Plucking TV out of the air...

With proper equipment pointed in the right direction, there may be more over-the-air TV stations out there than you think.

Posted 6/03/14 (Tue) read more »

Parlez-vous francais?

These new Smart Phones are pretty slick, I have to admit. They can do just about anything except combine grain.

Posted 5/27/14 (Tue) read more »

Now let's keep Kenmare clean...

When spring rolls around we are all anxious to get outside and live a better life than what we’ve dealt with for the past seven months.

Posted 5/21/14 (Wed) read more »

The Chinese take another step...

Have you ever heard of the Alibaba Internet site?

Posted 5/13/14 (Tue) read more »

Caveat Emptor...

Am I missing something? Have I been living under a rock for the past 30 years? Did I get my journalism degree at the wrong university?

Posted 5/06/14 (Tue) read more »

A music icon or a disgrace?...

Blues musician Jesse Winchester may have been better known for dodging the Vietnam War draft in 1967.

Posted 4/29/14 (Tue) read more »

In a place where less is more...

A residual effect of a recent trip to the VA Hospital in Fargo opened my eyes to what I think many people have been misled about in recent years.

Posted 4/22/14 (Tue) read more »