The week that was

GO HONKERS Kenmare’s unique “Honker” mascot could bring the school some money to help out the school’s athletic department. USA Today, in a contest to find unique mascots and nicknames, picked five finalists in North Dakota for a $2,000 grant, including Kenmare, Grafton, Valley City, Munich-Starkweather and Oak Grove. Some 225 schools are competing nationwide for the prize, To vote, log on to ( Ad-blocking software may have to be disabled. USA Today’s contest rules say that voters should be at least 13 years old. There is no limit to the number of times a person can vote.

RODMAN IN NORTH KOREA? How bizarre was it last week to watch former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman hang out with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un? Nicknamed “The Worm,” Rodman was a fierce rebounder and defender during his years in the NBA and he played on multiple teams that won NBA?championships. But Rodman has also been known for his odd side, once showing up at a media event in a wedding dress so he could marry himself. The tattooed and pierced former basketball player last week spent time with the North Korean leader during a tour of the country with members of the Harlem Globetrotters. Rodman told Kim “You have a friend for life,” which makes his presence in the country even more strange. Perhaps the visit will lead to better relations between the two countries. Ah, who are we kidding. It’s just weird.