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Marilyn Hagerty

Marilyn Hagerty writes five columns a week. These include 'That Reminds Me' on Tuesday's editorial page, 'The Eatbeat' on Wednesday's food page and personal columns for Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Purchase 'The Best of The Eatbeat with Marilyn Hagerty' e-book here.
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MARILYN HAGERTY: CBS interview gets good reviews

Dear Shirley, After my story about going viral was on CBS’ “Sunday Morning,” the Twitters and email messages came rolling in.

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THE EATBEAT: Regulars have their favorites at Eagles Crest Grill

Offering “food with a view,” Eagles Crest Grill is located off Columbia Road south of the city. The view is King’s Walk golf course.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: From Norway to the North Dakota statehouse

John Moses — who was described as a 6-foot-4 giant — began his term as governor of North Dakota in 1939, 75 years ago this month. He came to the United States from Norway in 1905 at the age of 20.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Long-distance commuters enjoy wide open places

He knows the road to Grafton like he knows the back of his hand. Paul Kolstoe, a clinical psychologist, has driven from Grand Forks to Grafton to work for most of 30 years.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Back and bundled up on campus

They’re back. They’re bundled up. And the UND campus is alive again with almost 14,000 students trudging back to classes. After Thursday’s blizzard, their eyes are looking straight ahead to springtime.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Wonders of January include CBS ‘Sunday Morning’

Dear Shirley, Well, I guess I got bumped off CBS ‘Sunday Morning’ show by Robert Gates. Or something. So if you were watching for me on the show from your television in Tucson, you probably noticed I wasn’t there.

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THE EATBEAT: Ground Round offers big burgers, healthful choices

As part of my ongoing search for the best hamburgers in Grand Forks, I made a late afternoon stop at the Ground Round. There, I found the usual friendly welcome along with free popcorn. The welcome from waiter named Coltyn was warm. The popcorn was fresh but a tad too salty.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Turning point for cigarettes came 50 years ago

“Indict cigarette smoking; hazard termed grave,” declared a banner headline in the Herald on Jan. 12, 1964. This was at a time when cigarette advertisements filled newspapers everywhere. But the early stern warning said:

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Making room for the future

Mine was a low-fat latte. I’m not sure what Hal Gershman was drinking. But it was there at Starbucks on South Washington Street the other day when he told me he will not be running again for City Council. He’s been president ever since his first four-year term in 2000.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Blizzards teach age-old precaution

Thou shalt not leave thy car. … If ever there was a set of commandments for behavior during blizzards and extreme cold, there should be one saying to stay with the car. That advice is trusted and true.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: A day of remembrance in Memorial Park cemetery

Since Monday is Veterans Day, I was thinking of all those who have served in wars and gone on. They are not forgotten.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Civil War statue honored veterans in 1913

A photo of the Winship monument to Old Soldiers was featured in the Herald on June 29, 1913.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Students bound together in SADD to gather in Grand Forks

More than 600 are expected to attend the two day session at the Alerus Center starting Sunday.

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THE EATBEAT: Kon Nechi Wa knows how to satisfy fans of Japanese cuisine

The small and private tatimi rooms, where customers sit on cushions in complete privacy, are a draw at Kon Nechi Wa restaurant. Others prefer the more traditional seating in booths. The small restaurant with seating for 75 to 85 is the oldest Japanese-style eating place in Greater Grand Forks.

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THAT REMINDS ME: Welcome, 319th Bombardment Wing in ’63

An era of color and decorum was revived here 50 years ago when the 413rd Strategic Wing at Grand Forks Air Force Base was designated the 319th Bombardment Wing.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Subzero temps drive local man to stick tongue on metal pole

Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe he is too curious. Who knows? All I know is that Truman Reed stuck his tongue on a metal pole up by the North Side Cafe a week ago Saturday. And it stuck.

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THE EATBEAT: Deli draws more and more customers to Amazing Grains

It didn’t take long for us to agree that we had come to the right place when we saw the soup kettle on and the home-baked buns and breads near the little deli corner at the rear of Amazing Grains Natural Food Market on Demers Avenue.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Burtness Theatre crew takes show on road

They have put the sets up. They have taken them down. They know how to pack the whole show in a couple of trucks. By now, the crew and cast of “My Generation” are all packed up again and ready for their appearance next week at the regional Kennedy Center College Theatre Festival in Lincoln, Neb.

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THE EATBEAT: Top-notch menu makes 50-mile drive to Hastings Landing well worth it

A recommendation from a reader led me to try out the new Hastings Landing restaurant in this town on Interstate 29 about 50-some miles north of Grand Forks.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: January calendars have no room for storms

The year 2013 is off and running with plenty of action behind the scenes around Grand Forks. The OLLI winter showcase this week focused on upcoming programs.

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