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Upside Down Under

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

Grasping a Montana idea...

As we go into the third round of the high school football playoffs across the state, we should be reminded there are several teams playing a new kind of football here in North Dakota.

Posted 10/23/18 (Tue) read more »

Shake, rattle and roll...

Do you remember what you were doing on July 8, 1968? That was the day baseball player Reggie Jackson got married and Israeli and Arab artillery units lobbed artillery rounds at each other in the Suez Canal.

Posted 10/15/18 (Mon) read more »

The fountain of youth...

Back in August, the Grand Forks Herald published an article about Iris Westman, a woman from Northwood who had just celebrated her 113th birthday.

Posted 10/09/18 (Tue) read more »

Long live Lac-Megantic...

It’s been more than five years since a train loaded with North Dakota crude oil crashed into downtown Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 and causing the worst rail disaster in Canadian history.

Posted 10/02/18 (Tue) read more »

North Dakota's darkest history

When we look back on North Dakota and Dakota Territory history, we see that some amazing things have happened to bring this state to where it is today.

Posted 9/25/18 (Tue) read more »

The state's economic engine

Over the years, the city of Fargo has received a bad rap for various reasons, including money that was spent in the community.

Posted 9/18/18 (Tue) read more »

Border blasters impact N.D...

In the 1960s, AM radio was king of the airwaves and if you listened to the AM stations at night, you would know about X-Rock 80.

Posted 9/11/18 (Tue) read more »

A new kind of harvest...

Often times when you talk to North Dakota farmers about diversification, it means soybeans, sunflowers, livestock or alfalfa.

Posted 8/28/18 (Tue) read more »

What's in a name?...

As high school sports ramps up, names can be a lot of fun for a variety of reasons. Who named them, why do they have the name they do and how do opponents react?

Posted 8/21/18 (Tue) read more »

Murder mystery solved...

One of the greatest murder mysteries that involved someone from North Dakota, didn’t happen here at all, but took place in the community of Jackson’s Cove, Ontario.

Posted 8/14/18 (Tue) read more »