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

Is out-migration continuing?...

Does anyone know what ever happened to Richard Rathge? He’s the demographer at North Dakota State University who annually put out a report telling us in the media how many people were leaving North Dakota.

Posted 1/22/14 (Wed) read more »

Recalling the AM giants...

Listening to “Vinyl Tap” on CBC Radio 2 Sunday night reminded me of a fledgling hobby I had growing up.

Posted 1/15/14 (Wed) read more »

Let's not forget accountability...

Just three weeks ago this column referred people to a December article in a major Canadian newspaper regarding the danger and volatility of crude oil trains rolling through North Dakota.

Posted 1/08/14 (Wed) read more »

What's your resolution?...

Do you remember New Year’s Day 2000? Did you make any resolutions leading up to that date?

Posted 12/31/13 (Tue) read more »

Christmas in uniform...

It’s Christmas morning and most of us should be watching the children opening their presents while we’re sipping on a hot cup of Tim Horton’s coffee and nibbling on those holiday goodies.

Posted 12/23/13 (Mon) read more »

A very interesting read...

There’s a very interesting article in the Dec. 3 edition of the Toronto Globe and Mail that makes numerous references to New Town and Berthold. The article is titled “The deadly secret behind the Lac-Megantic inferno.”

Posted 12/18/13 (Wed) read more »

Ten more days of autumn...

If these past few weeks in Ward County are any indication of things to come, we might be in for a cold, a very cold slap in the face.

Posted 12/11/13 (Wed) read more »

Whatever's reasonable and prudent...

In the 1990s, Montana didn’t have a posted daytime speed limit. Instead, you could go as fast as you wanted, as long as you deemed it safe to be moving that speed.

Posted 12/04/13 (Wed) read more »

Rider pride on the American side...

For those of you not familiar with the Canadian Football League, the CFL’s 101st championship game was held Sunday night in Regina.

Posted 11/27/13 (Wed) read more »

Customer Service is paramount...

It’s been two plus weeks now since I came to work in Kenmare and have been finding some pleasant surprises as I’ve poked around town.

Posted 11/27/13 (Wed) read more »