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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: January wonders include freezing eggs on sidewalks

Dear Shirley, I haven’t tried it, but some people around here are saying it has been cold enough to freeze an egg on the sidewalk.

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THE EATBEAT: India Palace offers warm flavors on a wintry day

Grand Forks ought to have an Indian restaurant. You hear that occasionally. And there has in the past been Indian fare here. We found the India Palace in Fargo just before my granddaughter Carrie Sandstrom (CS) left with the UND group from Christus Rex for India during winter break.

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THAT REMINDS ME: 25 years ago: A blizzard for the books

Twenty five years ago today, a blizzard with 15 inches of snow hit Grand Forks. And there was more snow predicted. Flights were canceled. Highways closed. The blizzard surprised the weather bureau here, and the Herald said it was going down as “one for the books.”

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Mother Nature takes dim view of January

It is no secret. January is not the favorite child of Mother Nature. She had 12 children, you know. One each month.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Thoughts flow while eating last of lefse

It’s all over now. The last of the Christmas cookies have been reduced to crumbs. The lefse is gone. Only dregs remain of the dips that came with the chips on New Year’s Day.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Sailing serenely into 2014

Dear Shirley, Unless I had read the lunch menus from Karen Pickett of East Grand Forks Schools, I would not have known this: January comes from the Latin word ianua meaning door. It is named after the god of the doorway, Janus (Ianuarious).

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THE EATBEAT: Timbits are hot items at Hortons on 42nd Street

The line was long — almost impossible – the first time I stopped at the new Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop on 42nd Street. That was mid-December. The second time I stopped later on in December, the line was still there. But not as long.

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THAT REMINDS ME: From ‘please’ to ‘we demand’ on women’s suffrage

Skating rinks and toboggan slides were ready and waiting at Riverside Park in Grand Forks 100 years ago. But there was no snow until a light amount fell just before the new year 1914.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Cross-country skiing begins with small leap of faith

Pat White was talking about cross country skiing. So I went to listen. After all, this is Grand Forks and we are into a real winter.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Springer Spaniel is Grand Fork’s No. 1 dog; domestic short hair is No. 1 cat

Harry, a Springer Spaniel, is Dog No. 1 in Grand Forks for 2014. His owner John Shilling was first to get a dog license for the year to come. And the No. 1 licensed cat is Smokey, a domestic short hair owned by Earl Morrill.

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THE EATBEAT: Noodles & Company offers classic comfort and more

It was a note from a friend, Lauren Hornbaker (LH), which got me moving toward the new Noodles & Company restaurant near Columbia Mall. Like many people, LH likes “mac ’n’ cheese” and considers it a comfort food. At Noodles, she almost always orders the fancy version, the Truffle Mac.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Time to make to-do lists, eat cookies

Things to do in January: Write letters, clean drawers, visit a shut in, stare into space, update the family tree. Eat a cookie. Eat another cookie. Eat up all the cookies.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: 2013 begins on wings of promise, song, hope

"We’re off and running with the new year here in Grand Forks. If nothing else, I vow that this year I will remember it is 2013. For some reason, I could never get with remembering it was 2012, even though it was the year I went viral."

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THE EATBEAT: Broken Drum bursts onto Grand Forks food scene in a tasty fashion

There’s been a buzz about town about the food at the Broken Drum Bar and Grill. This modest-looking place across from Home of Economy on North Washington Street has been attracting more people. And they come, especially during the day, to eat rather than to drink.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Happy 1998: Gas at $1.11/gallon

“The best kind of war.” That’s how a headline in the Herald described the gas war here 15 years ago at the beginning of 1998.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Dog, cat licenses selling well at City Hall

An English Springer Spaniel named Albert is destined to bear the title as “top dog of the year” in Grand Forks during 2013. The dog belongs to John Shilling who was first in line to pick up the new licenses Dec. 17.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Check out health department sanitation ratings

How clean is your favorite restaurant? The answer has been found in reports of sanitary inspectors who work for the Grand Forks Public Health Department. While they are open records for the public, they have not been too easy to check.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Christmas party ends when chili runs out

It’s a tradition. Opp Construction holds a Christmas shop party every year. And they serve chili. Not just any chili. This is a work of art that begins with seven pounds of buffalo meat from the farm run by Doug and Cindy Earl south of the Grand Forks airport.

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THE EATBEAT: Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy shine at Out To Lunch

The roast beef was tasty and so tender you could cut it with a fork. There was a well filled with brown gravy in the mound of mashed potatoes. And there was a serving of nice, firm green peas on the plate when I had lunch Dec. 10 with friends at a cafe called Out To Lunch on the main street of this town.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Colorful lights, Christmas music... and stress

A UND psychologist offers some times on taking the edge off stress. One tip: Set realistic goals.

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