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Upside Down Under

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

Are we finally getting the edge? ...

I caught a 30-second TV news segment recently that suggested that in the past seven months Twitter has shut down 125,000 accounts related to the ISIS terrorist group.

Posted 2/23/16 (Tue) read more »

The hemp experience

It took a long time, a lot of people, a lot of media reports and a lot of government intervention but it’s finally happening.

Posted 2/16/16 (Tue) read more »

Taking a little tour of Resolute...

It seems every year about this time, I get this morbid thought of looking into places that have much harsher winters than we do.

Posted 2/09/16 (Tue) read more »

Discovering a VPN...

Have you ever heard of a VPN? Some people know it forward and back and others, like myself, have just discovered what it is and how it works.

Posted 2/02/16 (Tue) read more »

VA bureaucracy is the culture...

I want to tell you a story about the VA and how that organization has infuriated me more than once.

Posted 1/26/16 (Tue) read more »

The global warming argument...

Many of us have had recent debates about global warming. This isn’t just going on in some office building in New York City, it’s happening on the North Dakota prairie as well.

Posted 1/19/16 (Tue) read more »

Newspaper Death Watch

I doubt very many people in the western part of North Dakota read the Grand Forks Herald, at least not daily.

Posted 1/12/16 (Tue) read more »

Eskimos don't like Eskimos

Anyone who attended the University of North Dakota or attends it now, knows about changing a nickname and all the ramifications that go with it.

Posted 1/05/16 (Tue) read more »

Did we forget Ponce de Leon? . . .

It is generally accepted in high school history that the first settlement in what is now the United States was the Jamestown Colony in Virginia, which was established in May 1607.

Posted 12/29/15 (Tue) read more »

Let's trade gore for goodwill

Those of us who are journalists often times get absorbed into the gory details of uncivilized behavior on and around the Christmas holiday.

Posted 12/23/15 (Wed) read more »