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Upside Down Under

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

The man from PEI

What does a small town in North Dakota and an island in maritime Canada have in common?

Posted 2/19/14 (Wed) read more »

Local foods convention set

If you have an interest in gardening, farmers’ markets, canning, preserving or just local foods in general, be sure to stop by the Grand Hotel in Minot Feb. 14 and 15 for the North Dakota Farmers’ Market and Growers Association and Local Foods convention.

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Hobby leads to peanut trial

It’s amazing what we can learn when we put our minds to it.

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Twinning 39 Highway

Several years ago there was a proposal out there to four-lane U.S. Highway 52 from the Canadian border to Minot.

Posted 2/12/14 (Wed) read more »

Is out-migration continuing?...

Does anyone know what ever happened to Richard Rathge? He’s the demographer at North Dakota State University who annually put out a report telling us in the media how many people were leaving North Dakota.

Posted 1/22/14 (Wed) read more »

Recalling the AM giants...

Listening to “Vinyl Tap” on CBC Radio 2 Sunday night reminded me of a fledgling hobby I had growing up.

Posted 1/15/14 (Wed) read more »

Let's not forget accountability...

Just three weeks ago this column referred people to a December article in a major Canadian newspaper regarding the danger and volatility of crude oil trains rolling through North Dakota.

Posted 1/08/14 (Wed) read more »

What's your resolution?...

Do you remember New Year’s Day 2000? Did you make any resolutions leading up to that date?

Posted 12/31/13 (Tue) read more »

Christmas in uniform...

It’s Christmas morning and most of us should be watching the children opening their presents while we’re sipping on a hot cup of Tim Horton’s coffee and nibbling on those holiday goodies.

Posted 12/23/13 (Mon) read more »

A very interesting read...

There’s a very interesting article in the Dec. 3 edition of the Toronto Globe and Mail that makes numerous references to New Town and Berthold. The article is titled “The deadly secret behind the Lac-Megantic inferno.”

Posted 12/18/13 (Wed) read more »