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Upside Down Under

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

Why all the allergies?...

A co-worker and I were talking about allergies the other day while we were both munching on peanuts. We agreed that a very high percentage of people across North Dakota have allergies to peanuts.

Posted 2/13/18 (Tue) read more »

Welcome to North Dakota...

A co-worker and I were talking about allergies the other day while we were both munching on peanuts. We agreed that a very high percentage of people across North Dakota have allergies to peanuts.

Posted 2/06/18 (Tue) read more »

Lamenting a winter past...

In the fall of 1978, Hazelton had a high school wrestling team with a dedicated group of parents.

Posted 1/30/18 (Tue) read more »

A disturbing trend next door...

During a normal week, I would write something in this space about North Dakota, from the Roger Maris Museum to agriculture in Divide County and just about anything in between.

Posted 1/23/18 (Tue) read more »

From Roswell to Donnybrook...

There have been a number of news reports in recent weeks about research the Pentagon is doing on UFOs.

Posted 1/16/18 (Tue) read more »

My how things have changed...

I was on the North Dakota High School Activities website the other day and noticed there are now three “super” regions in Class B basketball. They may have been there last year, I just hadn’t noticed until now.

Posted 1/09/18 (Tue) read more »

As Canadian as poutine...

People will deny it, say it’s coincidental or they’ll come up with some other lame excuse that disqualifies them from being “Canadian.”

Posted 1/02/18 (Tue) read more »

Dec. 29 is an historical day...

On Friday, many people in this part of the country will observe a somber anniversary that still has people talking 127 years after it happened.

Posted 12/26/17 (Tue) read more »

Christmas on the Western Front...

Having been involved in writing a continuing series about World War I from July to November, I feel compelled to extend it one more time and ask the question, what was Christmas like in 1917?

Posted 12/19/17 (Tue) read more »

Local history at its best...

Do you ever wonder how local people reacted to a powerful or catastrophic event in the past?

Posted 12/12/17 (Tue) read more »