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RYAN BAKKEN: Marilyn the media darling

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The running joke in the newsroom is to insert the words “UND hockey” or “Fighting Sioux nickname” in every story because they’re the topics that drive the most online readership. We now can add a third subject to obtain readership gold: “Marilyn Hagerty.” Continue Reading

‘The little old lady on Cottonwood’

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Twenty years after she “retired,” Marilyn Hagerty is still working.
The 85-year-old’s writing days for a daily newspaper started when she was in high school, working for the Pierre (S.D.) Capital-Journal, “and I never looked back.” Continue Reading

AP article: Hagerty’s review of Olive Garden becomes Internet sensatio

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Because the restaurant was the Olive Garden,” reporter Dave Kolpack writes, “Marilyn Hagerty’s earnest assessment swiftly became an Internet sensation, drawing comments both sincere and sarcastic from food bloggers and others. For the 85-year-old Hagerty, the response was bewildering and it threatened to make her late for a bridge game.” Continue Reading

Herald columnist Hagerty’s ‘surreal’ time in national spotlight continues

March 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Herald columnist to appear on CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ on MondayAs Internet buzz over Marilyn Hagerty’s review of the Grand Forks Olive Garden continued to build today, the longtime Herald columnist said her newfound national fame was still “pretty surreal.” Continue Reading

Syria hands over bodies of 2 foreign journalists

March 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Syrian Red Crescent officials handed over to embassy officials today the bodies of two foreign journalists who were killed in shelling while trapped inside a besieged district in Syria’s central city of Homs. Continue Reading

Spanish reporter escapes Syria to Lebanon

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Spanish journalist who was trapped in Homs escaped to Lebanon today as the government threatened a new offensive to “cleanse” a rebel-held neighborhood of the besieged Syrian city. Continue Reading

2 wounded Western journalists escape from Syria

February 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two wounded Western journalists escaped from Syria today after being trapped for days in the besieged central city of Homs, activist groups said. Thirteen Syrian activists who were helping smuggle out at least one of the reporters were killed in the operation, one of the groups said. Continue Reading

Red Cross holds talks with Syrians over evacuation of wounded journalists

February 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

International Committee of the Red Cross spokesman Hicham Hassan told The Associated Press his group and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have been in Baba Amr, the neighborhood in Homs that has become the center of the Syrian revolt, since this afternoon. Continue Reading

Killed American war reporter Colvin known for courage behind front lines

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Respected American war reporter Marie Colvin, who covered conflicts from Sri Lanka to Syria and stood up for the importance of independent journalism, died in a shelling attack in Syria today. She was in her 50s. Continue Reading

Veteran American journalist working for British newspaper 1 of 2 killed in Syria shelling

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A French photojournalist and an American working for a British newspaper, veteran war reporter Marie Colvin, were killed today by Syrian government shelling of the opposition stronghold of Homs, France’s government said. Continue Reading