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MARILYN HAGERTY: UND Pride of North Band struts its stuff for Potato Bowl Days

September 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

This is the time of year when the UND Pride of the North marching band puts its best feet forward all 250 of them. The band that several years ago had withered away is back in force under the direction of Robert Brooks. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Grand Forks dachshund seeks friendship of Sasha in Alvarado

September 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dear Sasha,
I hope you are still alive and well in Alvarado. I decided to write you today because I am Marilyn’s dog, Dot.Com. She is on her way home from Bismarck today and asked me to handle her column. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Communication is key in understanding Alzheimer’s

September 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It isn’t easy to talk about memory loss your own or that of a loved one.
But talk we should. There are things we should know, and help we can get. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Proposal to drop North from Dakota has long, fiery history

August 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The UND Fighting Sioux nickname issue seems all but settled. And as fate would have it, I ran across a folder about a proposed name change for the state of North Dakota. I found this file from 40 years ago during the past week, just as I was digesting the fact that we could no longer call the UND athletic teams the Sioux. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Summer isn’t over until it’s over; calendar shows 7 more weeks

August 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dear Shirley,
The handwriting is on the walls all around us. Things are closing in. It’s August and soon school will be starting.
People are asking, “Where has the summer gone?” You never hear anyone in March or April asking where the winter has gone. Nobody hates to see it end. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Love songs, Frozen Feat lead up to Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

You can say it with flowers. You can say it with candy. Or you can send a singing Valentine on Monday to the place where your special person works.
For more than 20 years, Twin Forks Sweet Adelines have been delivering Valentines. And when they show up with song, some people giggle and others shed tears.
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