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

Strange phenomena among us...

Sometimes in our lives we run across something that seens a little strange to us. We marvel at it for a moment then move on.

Posted 1/27/15 (Tue) read more »

Brain dead or customer friendly?...

Have you ever encountered someone working in a retail business who is completely rude and unappreciative of the dollars you are spending in their establishment?

Posted 1/20/15 (Tue) read more »

We don't negotiate with terrorists...

There’s been an awful lot of chatter about a recent Senate report regarding the “torture” of al-Qaeda prisoners after Sept. 11, 2001.

Posted 1/13/15 (Tue) read more »

Chernobyl stirring new emotions

On May 14, 1986, I had gone home from college to have lunch and watch “Days of Our Lives” on TV before returning for late afternoon classes.

Posted 1/06/15 (Tue) read more »

Dec. 29, a significant day in U.S. history

To most people Dec. 29 doesn’t really mean much but just another cold, windswept day on the prairie.

Posted 12/30/14 (Tue) read more »

Celebrating an Aussie Christmas...

Every nation in the western world has its own Christmas traditions, some of them universal and others unique to each country.

Posted 12/23/14 (Tue) read more »

The legend of Minne-waukan

As we consider unusual phenomenon in North Dakota's history, Devils Lake has to be right up there toward the top.

Posted 12/16/14 (Tue) read more »

Newspapers holding their own...

Technology in the media has sure come a long way in recent years. For those of us who have spent any time in newspaper work, we know this to be true.

Posted 12/09/14 (Tue) read more »

ISIS needs to be stopped, now...

There’s no doubt propaganda is fueling a blatant disregard for human life in the Middle Eastern desert.

Posted 12/02/14 (Tue) read more »

'I can see Russia from my house'

Some of you might remember a skit from Saturday Night Live in which Tina Fey played Sarah Palin, telling faux pas reporters on the popular satire program, “I can see Russia from my house.”

Posted 11/25/14 (Tue) read more »