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THAT REMINDS ME WITH MARILYN HAGERTY: Grand Forks joins the Good Roads movement in 1912

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks Automobile Club elected Fred Haverland president 100 years ago. And the club dedicated itself to working for better roads. Along with roads, people were concerned about women’s suffrage 100 years ago. A new meeting was scheduled in City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to organize a “Voice for Women” club. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: High hopes ride with hockey fans to St. Paul

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Al Pearson’s hockey bus is filled to the brim, and it’s leaving early Saturday with fans who will be cheering for the UND team in St. Paul. They have high hopes of moving the team on the Frozen Four in Tampa. Continue Reading

Scallops are nice but New Yorkers line up for burgers

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

So where do real New Yorkers eat? That’s what my traveling companin Ryan Babb and I set out to learn on our second day of my whirlwind tour as a celebrity in New York City. We ended up at a burger restaurant on Times Square. The line that forms each evening runs out the door and down the sidewalk. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: ‘Dear Shirley … the whole world went crazy’

March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Even in my wildest dreams,” columnist Marilyn Hagerty writes to sister Shirley in Arizona, “could I fathom all that has happened in the past week.” Continue Reading

THE EATBEAT: Authentic Asian cuisine sets Drunken Noodle apart

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“My initial visit to the Drunken Noodle was pleasant,” Eatbeat columnist Marilyn Hagerty writes. “I went for a late lunch, as I enjoy doing, and gave my name to the server at the desk near the entry. There were maybe a dozen other people waiting, but the wait was short.” Continue Reading

Marilyn NYC: Day 1

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Marilyn Hagerty spent her first day in New York City Tuesday savoring the city’s street food and its elite cuisine, fitting in a tour of the New York Times where she was greeted in some quarters like a celebrity. Continue Reading

Marilyn to dine at the Olive Garden in NYC

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Marilyn will start her schedule today with a radio interview.
She’s scheduled to do lunch with Anderson Cooper’s crew at the Crown restaurant near Central Park. The New York Times gives it one of four stars, recommends meat dishes more than seafood and says it has the ambiance of a millionaire’s town house. Continue Reading

JEFF TIEDEMAN: It’s all Greek (yogurt) to him

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Food trends have always intrigued by me. I often wonder how they got their start. Generally, they can be broken down into two categories food that is eaten because it tastes good and food that is good for us. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Eagles show they can finish something they start

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

What does it mean to be an Eagle Scout? Two years ago, the Boy Scouts marked their 100th birthday. This year, the Eagle Scouts are marking a century for celebration. We talked about that recently when I sat around the dining room table at Bob “Bobby” Dusso’s house on 15th Avenue South in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

Washing hands is best defense against common colds

January 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Dear Shirley, If you want to start a conversation around here in January, all you need to do is tell someone you have a cold. Turns out almost everybody either has a cold or knows someone who has been doing battle with sneezing, sniffling, bleary eyes, aching arms and legs. Well, it goes on and on. You may not know about the common cold when you live on the Arizona desert. Continue Reading