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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: Shoppers fix where Santa went wrong… the dying strains of “Silent Night”

Dear Shirley, ‘Tis the day after Christmas and all through our towns, the people are scurrying and the birds are in flight. What Santa fouled up on, they want to set right.

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THE EATBEAT: Toasted Frog is busy, bustling and trendy

The Toasted Frog has established itself as a restaurant in downtown Grand Forks where it’s fun to meet and eat. It draws a variety of ages who come together for drinks and appetizers, for lavosh or steak and lobster. You need to be there early or have a reservation to find seating.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Christmas Eve brings back memories of years past

Excuse me, please. But it’s Christmas Eve, and I must go home. If only for five minutes and only in my thoughts, I have to go back on Christmas Eve. I haven’t been there in person for many years. Still, I have never been away.

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THAT REMINDS ME: Christmas forecast in 1913: Sunny and warm

All of the Christmas packages and regular mail was to be delivered on time to residents of Grand Forks. That was the plan 100 years ago, and the assistant postmaster issuing the order was J.J. Dunlap.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: A wish list for Santa

Dear Santa, Time is running short and I know your trip around the world will be long this Christmas. You and Mrs. Santa probably have the sleigh packed. I just hope you have a nice trip and leave plenty of gifts for some people around Grand Forks who have been very good.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Commencement in the air

The UND campus was engulfed in somber and quiet during final exams this week. After today, the campus will go into its annual spell of darkness as students scatter for the holidays.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Battling a red-tailed grey squirrel

There was Christmas music in the background, and a bunch of little kids were admiring the puppies in the window of Pets R ‘Inn. With a background of “Silent Night,” I could tell the shoppers at Columbia Mall are getting serious as Christmas draws near.

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THE EATBEAT: Amazing Grains deli offers homemade, healthful choices

They make their own soup stock and create healthful combinations each day at the deli in Amazing Grains natural food store in downtown Grand Forks. Amanda Preuss, manager of the deli, says the place attracts all ages.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: In 1938, Santa came to Grand Forks and stayed

Santa arrived in Grand Forks early 75 years ago. The Herald said he was landing in an undisclosed spot and would ride into Grand Forks down DeMers Avenue by sleigh.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: People who embrace winter wear bright smiles

You can whimper, you can whine. But you can’t change the bitterly cold weather that has smacked the area this December. That’s why I was fascinated by a letter to the Dakota Student at UND. It was written by Matt Cole, a senior.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Lights going out on UND campus

The weekend arrives with graduation today at UND. Weary students just finishing finals are scattering for the holidays at home. Soon the bright lights will go out and the campus will be quiet.

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THE EATBEAT: Sprouts Cafe’s healthy menu complements new fitness center

The first thing that caught my eye when I approached the counter of Sprouts Cafe in the new Choice Fitness Center was a sandwich. It was on thick, fresh-looking slices of brown bread and full of lettuce, greens and ham. There was no doubt about my choice.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Krumkake Queen turns out 3,000 this season

She bought 19 pints of cream at Hugo’s right before Thanksgiving. And that was the beginning of the annual marathon by Ilene Yanish, otherwise known as “the krumkake queen” of Fisher, Minn. She has a goal of making 3,000 of the delicate cone shaped Norwegian cookies before Christmas.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Grey Sunday in 1941 lives on in infamy

Franklin Delano Roosevelt called this “a day that will live in infamy.” And as we sat by the radio in Pierre, S.D., on Dec. 7, 1941, we shuddered. We were in great fear because brother Harley was with the National Guard and the last letter had come Hawaii.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: UND students hunker down for finals week

The countdown is on. Eighteen more days. I don’t know how it is in Tucson, but here in Grand Forks it’s a very merry season before Christmas.

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THE EATBEAT: Old-fashioned ambience, predictable food draws visitors to Elks Club in Bismarck

They asked if we had a preference for a server when we entered the Elks Club for dinner. Some people do. That was different. But the meals they serve at this large facility in the south end of the Capitol City are the same. The food, too, is predictable.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Christmas greetings are ritual with some tweets thrown in

Marilyn talks about her favorite type of season's greetings: the Christmas card

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MARILYN HAGERTY: Best beards, ugliest sweaters in spotlight

Who among the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals has grown the best mustache around here in Movember? And who has the ugliest sweater for this season of Christmas?

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THE EATBEAT: Nice/Matin offers a taste of Paris in downtown New York

If a croque monsieur is good, a croque madame must be better. That was my thinking earlier this month when I visited a French bistro in New York called Nice/Matin. That would mean morning in Nice.

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MARILYN HAGERTY: 1912 saw issues with prisoners, TB

Whether Grand Forks should have a new courthouse was a big issue 100 years ago. So was tuberculosis.

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