Marilyn Hagerty's review of the new Grand Forks Olive Garden is a hit on food web sites and social media. Her newspaper account of a meal at the chain is described as "earnest," "pleasant," and "refreshing." Some readers wondered if it was a schtick from the Onion. Hagerty herself is a little mystified by all the attention.
Ramen bar announced for upcoming Eat Street Crossing food hall
The restaurant roster is filling up at Eat Street Crossing.
Man dies after being shot during argument in Minneapolis
It's the 70th homicide in Minneapolis this year.
Minneapolis police, city employees clear out Near North encampment
This comes as colder weather moves through the state.
New T.J. Maxx to open in the Twin Cities this month
Opening day will kick off with extended hours.
Sports bar reduces hours, owners cite "pandemic of work ethic"
The owners shared the news on Facebook this week.
Former Hennepin County commissioner arrested for DWI
The 61-year-old was being held in Hennepin County Jail as of Thursday morning.
Electric carshare network showing growth in Twin Cities
Over 25,000 trips have been logged in a six-month span.
Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises
The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.
Feds: Militia sympathizer had machine gun, grenade launcher in 'hidden room'
A confidential informant tipped off investigators.
Drought tightens grip as Twin Cities reaches 'extreme' level
By this time last year, drought was fading fast in Minnesota.
Grand Forks columnist reviews some of the best New York City restaurants
Earlier this month, Marilyn Hagerty's review of the new Olive Garden in Grand Forks went viral. Following a media blitz with appearances on ABC, CBS and NBC, the 85-year-old scored a reservation at Le Bernardin, one of the top restaurants in NYC.
Grand Forks' Marilyn Hagerty has book deal with celebrity chef
Chef Anthony Bourdain finds Marilyn Hagerty's restaurant reviews refreshing and heartfelt. In fact, he sees her life's work as a history of American dining. That's why he'll collaborate on a book with the 85-year-old Grand Forks Herald columnist. Hagerty's Olive Garden review that went viral last month was her unexpected meal ticket to the world of celebrity foodies.
Grand Forks eatery tops Esquire's Best Late-Night Food in America
Red Pepper in Grand Forks, famous for its ham grinder, topped the national list of 24 best places for late-night food in the U.S.A. Owner, Jeff Tallman, tells WDAZ he's excited and "surprised to be at the top of the list."
Grand Forks Zombie Run hits dead end
Minnesotans who planned on strolling across the border to Grand Forks, N.D., to become one of the walking dead in the city's Zombie Run will have to kick up their feet this year. The event, which was scheduled in conjunction with the Grand Forks Zombie Music Fest next month, has been scrapped over conflicts with another marathon.
Cirrus Aircraft adding new jobs in Grand Forks
Duluth-based Cirrus plans to bring up to 60 jobs at its Grand Forks, N.D., plant as it partners with a company that makes a new type of small "sport" plane. The Grand Forks Herald report Cirrus is taking over manufacturing for a large portion of the Icon A5 -- a plane that can take off and land on water.
Elton John scheduled to play Mankato, Grand Forks
The Mankato Free Press reports the superstar is scheduled to play in Mankato on Sunday, April 22. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5. And WDAY says he'll perform for the first time in Grand Forks on Saturday, March 24. Tickets for that show go on sale at 10 a.m. this Monday. Tickets sold out within minutes for his show in Duluth last year.
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