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Upside Down Under

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

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 »

A long-lasting mystery...

No matter how many times people try to deny it, no matter how many organizations pass it off as a hoax and even though the U.S. military can’t confirm or deny it exists, the UFO phenomenon continues to surface.

Posted 7/24/18 (Tue) read more »

Weather mod battle ramps up...

For those of you who don’t live in western North Dakota, you might not know or keep close tabs on weather modification.

Posted 7/17/18 (Tue) read more »

Say hi to Wes Anderson...

Most communities, or at least counties, have some form of preservation of history. Some are bigger than others and are usually based on the historic population of said county.

Posted 7/10/18 (Tue) read more »

Getting a charge out of N.D...

There are 16 business places in North Dakota, including two Ford dealerships, that have figured out that oil isn’t going to last forever.

Posted 6/26/18 (Tue) read more »

A mecca for immigrants...

In 1861, Dakota Territory was organized and there was just a scattering of people from one end to the other.

Posted 6/19/18 (Tue) read more »

Prior world fascinating...

Last week I stumbled upon a Library of Congress website that showed pdf images of a newspaper that was once printed in Fort Yates called the Arrow.

Posted 6/12/18 (Tue) read more »