Marvin Baker

Upside Down Under: Proud moment before game time…

Upside Down Under: Proud moment before game time…

Last Sunday before that incredible football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills, I listened to the national anthem and something occurred to me that made me think of an interesting moment that happened several years ago.I was in Winnipeg on business...

Upside Down Under: Proud moment before game time…

Upside Down Under: Fight night in North Dakota…

When we think of boxing, I’ll bet the first thing that enters your mind is Virgil Hill. And for those who may be fairly new to North Dakota, Virgil Hill grew up in Grand Forks, earned a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics and had a very successful professional career....

Upside Down Under: Proud moment before game time…

Upside Down Under: The passive reflection experience…

When people say they did something on their bucket list it usually means going to Hawaii, buying a BMW or running in the Boston Marathon. For me, one of those bucket list items has been much different. It was implementing a radio wave propagation phenomenon called...

Upside Down Under: Anxious for another season to begin…

Upside Down Under: Anxious for another season to begin…

As we find ourselves at the end of October and into early November, the growing season has ended and nearly all farmers’ markets have ceased across the state. It’s always a bittersweet day when you attend your last farmers’ market. You’re sad that you won’t be coming...

Upside Down Under: Anxious for another season to begin…

Upside Down Under: North Dakota’s Omega Tower…

Most of us know about LaMoure because we’ve either been there or we’re familiar with Loboes sports teams, namely football and volleyball, in recent state tournaments. LaMoure is just like any other small-town county seat in North Dakota. Its economy is based on...

Upside Down Under: Anxious for another season to begin…

Upside Down Under: A model of cooperation…

In recent years there’s been a lot of bickering about the dumbest things often resulting in long-term animosity among co-workers, married couples, friends and even students. Believe it or not, there are people, in North Dakota, who will argue with you about what kind...

Upside Down Under: Anxious for another season to begin…

Upside Down Under: Bliss on the backway…

This is a continuation from last week about driving on North Dakota’s highways. We have 13 scenic byways and backways and each one of them affords unique natural beauty of its region. Three routes are along the Canadian border, seven are in western North Dakota and...

Upside Down Under: Anxious for another season to begin…

Upside Down Under: Highway Isolation?…

Most of us love North Dakota because of the sunsets, fishing, hunting and open roads. I love the open roads.We may not have the longest open road opportunities, but we are certainly up there toward the top. You can look at a map of the state and find long, straight...

Upside Down Under: Anxious for another season to begin…

Upside Down Under: Highway Isolation?…

Most of us love North Dakota because of the sunsets, fishing, hunting and open roads. I love the open roads.We may not have the longest open road opportunities, but we are certainly up there toward the top. You can look at a map of the state and find long, straight...

Upside Down Under: Anxious for another season to begin…

100 years and counting…

It isn’t easy to stay in business for 100 years, especially given that in the past century, any business to survive that long had to endure the Great Depression in the 1930s. But there are two businesses that have daily impact on many North Dakota residents and both...

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