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

Bring back the Pony Express

Two weeks ago we received a news release from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND about rural mail service. The headline read “Heitkamp introduces new bill to improve rural mail delivery and standards.”

Posted 7/28/15 (Tue) read more »

Carpio lore takes center stage ...

Many of us have heard the stories about Carpio getting its name after the Soo Line Railroad plotted its tracks across North Dakota in the 1880s.

Posted 7/21/15 (Tue) read more »

Eating with the antichrist

Salt, sodium, monosodium glutamate; call it what you wish, but any or all of the three are far too abundant in the human diet.

Posted 7/14/15 (Tue) read more »

Neutralizing negative media...

Lately, the city of Montreal has been getting a bad rap in the media and it most likely isn’t fair because this city is as diverse and resilient as any other in North America and perhaps the rest of the world.

Posted 7/07/15 (Tue) read more »

An interesting 25 names...

Do you ever think about place names and how they may have gotten their identity?

Posted 6/30/15 (Tue) read more »

As the world spins...

Anytime a news reporter asks questions about a medical condition, they are denied, citing doctor/patient confidentiality.

Posted 6/23/15 (Tue) read more »

Nothing like the night sky...

Do you ever look at the night sky closely in North Dakota. On those clear summer nights, after midnight, you can gaze into infinity and beyond.

Posted 6/16/15 (Tue) read more »

Ah, the good old days...

We've often heard that phrase "those were the good old days."

Posted 6/09/15 (Tue) read more »

Where's the customer service? ...

When I was a kid, I delivered Grit, if you remember that newspaper, a general publication mostly about rural America.

Posted 6/02/15 (Tue) read more »

A dangerous precedent

A lot of people are wondering why the Keystone XL Pipeline isn’t being built. The idea has been dragging on now for nearly 10 years with little construction progress.

Posted 5/26/15 (Tue) read more »