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MARILYN HAGERTY: 1912 saw issues with prisoners, TB

November 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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

MARILYN HAGERTY: ‘Adequate supply of pure water’ was 1937′s Job 1

November 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

‘An adequate supply of pure water’ topped the Herald’s 1937 list of goals for Grand Forks.
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MARILYN HAGERTY: Lone Dem survives 1962’s GOP landslide

November 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Gov. William Guy ruled in lonely splendor as the only Democratic candidate to survive the Republican onslaught,” the Associated Press reported.
“Guy survived by a narrow margin over Andrews, the GOP candidate.” Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: 1987 sees Red River football team go to state

November 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The lone team to beat the Roughriders was Fargo South, the second time in the Class A state championship game. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: 1912 saw 3,257 telephones in GF

October 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The pages of the Herald 100 years ago reflect other signs that this city was progressive:
** There were 3,257 telephones in Grand Forks, each valued at $22.
** Early enrollment was expected to be up to 800 students at UND before Thanksgiving. That number far exceeded any previous year. There were 246 enrolled on Oct. 6, 1912. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Trousers for girls — but not women — in 1912

October 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Fresh Air in the Classroom” was the title of an address when North Dakota Education Association held its meeting in Grand Forks 100 years ago.
Among other things, said Dr. Henry Curtiss, the speaker, girls should be allowed to wear trousers until they “passed the age of childhood.” Continue Reading

THAT REMINDS ME: Thousands saw FDR during his 1937 visit

October 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Some 40,000 people were on hand to greet President Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he visited Grand Forks 75 years ago. On the first Sunday of October 1937, the Herald’s banner headline read, “Await F.R. arrival here.” Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: UND’s enrollment — 4,777 — set record in ’62

October 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Final enrollment figures released by Ruby McKenzie, registrar, showed a record 4,777 enrollment at UND 50 years ago. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Time on your hands? Ask a Twins fan about 1987

October 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In the series with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Twins evened up the series on Oct. 25, 1987.
They went on to win the seventh game to be world champs. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Meridian Road marked transportation turning point in N.D.

September 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks played a part in the big relay automobile trip from Winnipeg to the Gulf of Mexico over the famous Meridian Road 100 years ago. Continue Reading