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Upside Down Under

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

An occasional promoter of our state...

Most of us weren’t even aware that Randy Bachman played a concert in Fargo back in January. It was one of those impromptu performances in a lesser known venue, something that has become somewhat common in Fargo.

Posted 9/23/19 (Mon) read more »

Recognizing those who deserve it...

OK, so three Walmarts get shot up or terrorized in a week, some crazy decides he’s going to take out as many people as he can at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, then there’s the Russian dude who decided to see what people’s reactions were if he walked into a Walmart with a loaded AR-15.

Posted 9/17/19 (Tue) read more »

Where have all the dairies gone?...

If you live outside of the Bismarck-Mandan area you may not have heard that Bessy’s Best milk is no longer available in Bis-Man grocery stores.

Posted 9/10/19 (Tue) read more »

Can we really modify the weather?...

Most readers know that I’ve written numerous articles about weather modification, or cloud seeding, over the past several years.

Posted 9/03/19 (Tue) read more »

A generation of zombies...

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how lifestyles have changed in just one generation.

Posted 8/27/19 (Tue) read more »

Safety is always paramount...

Here in the office, we’ve been talking about farms and the fact that farming is a dangerous occupation.

Posted 8/20/19 (Tue) read more »

Just cut the cord, already...

On July 5, it was announced that DirecTV dropped all four CBS TV affiliates in western North Dakota.

Posted 8/13/19 (Tue) read more »

Vacationing in North Dakota...

Because it’s summer, people go on vacation and it seems like there are a lot more people from out of state visiting us than in years past.

Posted 8/06/19 (Tue) read more »

The impressive rise of hockey...

When it comes to sports, North Dakota has recently had some success with players getting into the NFL and others breaking into Major League Baseball.

Posted 7/23/19 (Tue) read more »

50 years on...

In British society when somebody refers to something that happened in the past they say, “10 years on” or “100 years on,” instead of 10 years ago or 100 years ago.

Posted 7/16/19 (Tue) read more »