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Upside Down Under

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

You think it's rough going here...

This is the time of year I like to take a look at some of the other unfortunate places on Earth because, believe or not, we don’t have winter nearly as bad as some other places.

Posted 2/11/20 (Tue) read more »

Enjoy the night sky at 30 below...

This is the time of year when you can really get good looks at the night sky. This is also the time of year when it’s most likely the coldest of the winter.

Posted 2/04/20 (Tue) read more »

Another Rendezvous Region...

There was a recent meeting in Bowbells that had community leaders from surrounding communities attend to talk about forming an alliance to pool resources and work together for the betterment of the “gooseneck” of Ward County and Burke County.

Posted 1/28/20 (Tue) read more »

A greenhouse within a greenhouse...

After getting a good response from last week’s article, here is more food for thought about greenhouses, no pun intended.

Posted 1/21/20 (Tue) read more »

Fresh food in the depth of winter...

In the past few years here in North Dakota, a number of people have attempted to grow garden produce in winter greenhouses.

Posted 1/14/20 (Tue) read more »

You can't make this up...

It was sometime in January 1974 and we had a stretch of really nice weather, especially for that time of year.

Posted 1/07/20 (Tue) read more »

Back when politics was fun...

As we go into the new year, we are reminded every day on the news there is a general election that will take place in November.

Posted 12/30/19 (Mon) read more »

Linton visits Linton...

My first job out of college was working at the Emmons County Record in Linton. It was my hometown newspaper so I already knew my way around pretty well.

Posted 12/23/19 (Mon) read more »

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 »