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

It's a propaganda war...

As I sit down to write in this four-column space, (Thursday) the latest overnight news about ISIS is that Jihadi John, the British man on those gruesome beheading videos, has been identified publicly as Mohammed Emwazi, a well-educated, upper-middle class individual from London.

Posted 3/03/15 (Tue) read more »

Satellite TV alternatives...

There is an unusual law in Canada regarding satellite television that is designed for snowbirds, but others are beginning to take advantage of it.

Posted 2/24/15 (Tue) read more »

Is there no respect anymore?

Lack of cellular telephone etiquette is getting really ridiculous. It’s almost as if we are hiding behind our cell phones as if it is some kind of sanctuary.

Posted 2/17/15 (Tue) read more »

Where have all the teams gone?

As the high school basketball season in North Dakota progresses closer to the playoffs, we often think about the little schools and how most of them are now gone or amalgamated with larger schools.

Posted 2/10/15 (Tue) read more »

The strength of local foods

This coming weekend is the North Dakota Farmers' Market and Growers Association convention in Mandan.

Posted 2/03/15 (Tue) read more »

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 »