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Marilyn Hagerty’s review of Ruby Tuesday goes viral

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Marilyn mania is back.
Grand Forks Herald food columnist Marilyn Hagerty’s latest review of restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday has gone viral, and once again so has her popularity.
Hagerty will fly to New York on Friday to film a segme…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Marilyn Hagerty’s review of Ruby Tuesday goes viral

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Marilyn mania is back.
Grand Forks Herald food columnist Marilyn Hagerty’s latest review of restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday has gone viral, and once again so has her popularity.
Hagerty will fly to New York on Friday to film a segme…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Olive Garden reviewer Marilyn Hagerty to receive Neuharth Award

August 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) Grand Forks Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty has been selected to receive the 2012 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. Continue Reading

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Things Have ‘Calmed Down’ for Viral Star Marilyn Hagerty, But Not Much

June 6, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – A lot has changed since Marilyn Hagerty went “viral” with her Olive Garden review.

She’s had multiple appearances on Anderson Cooper’s show in addition to planning a book with famous chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Messages are good, bad and ugly when you go viral

March 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“You are a dolt and the main reason why North Dakota is viewed as being a backwoods dump. The Olive Garden is the McDonald’s of dining…A touch of Europe? Ha! Why don’t you take a vacation and visit New York or San Francisco and see what real people eat?” That was one of the emails I received when I started going viral a couple weeks ago. My chin trembled, but I didn’t cry. I didn’t cry because for every nasty message I received, there were 40 or 50 friendly notes. Continue Reading

WATCH VIDEO: Preview of Tuesday’s Anderson Cooper daytime show featuring Herald’s Marilyn Hagerty

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Watch the preview for Tuesday’s daytime TV program “Anderson,” which features Marilyn Hagerty, columnist for the Grand Forks Herald and GrandForksHerald.com, as one of its guests. Marilyn chatted with host Anderson Cooper during a program recorded during her much-publicized trip to Manhattan, N.Y., last week, days after an Eatbeat review of Grand Forks’ new Olive Garden went viral on the Internet and garnered more than 1 million article views. Continue Reading

Marilyn Hagerty hardly shaking her Internet virus

March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Marilyn Hagerty has not shaken that Internet “virus,” and she’s been downright contagious, too. Continue Reading

WATCH VIDEO: Marilyn breaks Olive Garden breadsticks with NBC ‘Today’ correspondent

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Watch NBC ‘Today’ show reporter Kevin Tibbles’ report on Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty, who, he says tongue-in-check, “had the audacity” to review Grand Forks’ new Olive Garden restaurant – and become an Internet sensation. Continue Reading

Marilyn Mania continues, snubs ‘The Tonight Show’

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Here’s how big Marilyn Hagerty has become: She snubbed Jay Leno. To be more precise, an invitation to appear on “The Tonight Show” was declined because of an earlier commitment to media in New York City. Leno’s people didn’t want to wait until she was available next week, when it would be regarded as old news considering the media crush over the 85-year-old Grand Forks resident. Continue Reading

Next national TV spot for Marilyn: Tonight’s ‘Piers Morgan’ on CNN

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Marilyn Hagerty, the Grand Forks Herald food columnist who is riding an Internet high after her GrandForksHerald.com viral restaurant review last week, is scheduled to appear on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” with guest host Jane Lynch. Continue Reading