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Upside Down Under

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

Tobacco can coughs up old bucks

The above headline was used on one of the first articles I wrote as a professional journalist at the Emmons County Record in 1989.

Posted 5/09/17 (Tue) read more »

Revisiting the flood of '97...

It was this week in 1997 that the Langdon Community Center was completely full of people who were displaced from the catastrophic flood that hit Grand Forks.

Posted 5/02/17 (Tue) read more »

From Grafton to Grafton

Have you ever thought about two or more places that have the same name?

Posted 4/25/17 (Tue) read more »

Facebook v. journalistic integrity

There’s been a lot of talk about Facebook lately and how it helps us “communicate.” We use it for just about everything except combining grain.

Posted 4/18/17 (Tue) read more »

Where in the World have you been?...

Ten years ago Kenmare News Publisher Terry Froseth implemented an idea he had been thinking about for a while.

Posted 4/11/17 (Tue) read more »

Don't lose sight of the small towns...

Back in the 1980s and into the early ‘90s, I had this quirky habit of visiting small towns for no apparent reason.

Posted 4/04/17 (Tue) read more »

Get your alternative facts right...

So just what is “fake” news? What are alternative facts and what does it mean when someone is “manufacturing” the news?

Posted 3/30/17 (Thu) read more »

Non Partisan League lessons

Here in the United States we have become so divided politically, it will literally take an act of Congress to straighten it all out.

Posted 3/21/17 (Tue) read more »

Bring back Class C basketball...

There’s a lot of hoopla surrounding the state Class B Basketball Tournament which starts Thursday in Minot. There always is. It’s arguably the biggest sporting event in North Dakota.

Posted 3/14/17 (Tue) read more »

The Maralinga Experiment

Between 1956 and 1963, the British performed nuclear tests at a place in South Australia called Maralinga.

Posted 3/08/17 (Wed) read more »