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Marilyn Hagerty: July is right around the corner and the lake is calling

June is slipping away and the masks for coronavirus protection are receding too around here. July will be here Thursday in time for the Fourth. The days we yearn for in January here in the north land have arrived. And the lakes are calling.

Marilyn Hagerty

Dear Sandy Mason,

June is slipping away and the masks for coronavirus protection are receding too around here. July will be here Thursday in time for the Fourth. The days we yearn for in January here in the north land have arrived. And the lakes are calling.

Trouble was that not all in Grand Forks used to be able to answer the call, and Grand Forks was always on the quiet side. Now the Sertoma Club has turned Fourth of July into a lively celebration in Greater Grand Forks.

Whiskey Jacks

The joys of summer are sprinkled here and there. There’s the Twins games in the Cities. This summer the Whiskey Jacks have come to town from Canada. And they are playing some spirited games.

Our gardens are growing by leaps and bounds. And there was barely any parking space left down town on Saturday morning for the markets. There are summer camps galore around this area this year. There’s the annual free library on wheels going around. There is so much summer fun. It seems sort of like a release from the dismal long winter. I see there is even a trap shooting league.

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Safe Kids

All the while, there is good advice from the Safe Kids crew. It’s all about the need for 10 gulps of water for every 20 minutes of activity in the heat. That’s 5 ounces.

We really miss the Canadians and keep wondering when they will be able to start coming down to visit Grand Forks – and when we can make our way up north of the border. After all, they have the zoo and so many interesting places to eat. And the Red River manages to get into Canada.

By the way, I have talked to several people who are making plans to go to Europe this fall and shake this plague. There are many miles to go before September, but we can all hope to shed this worldwide scourge.

You should come up north from your home near Tucson and explore your former home city. You and Earl would be amazed at the changes on campus.

So I send my best wishes from the Red River Valley of the North to you in Arizona – where I know you have beautiful flowers in summer.

Your friend, Marilyn .

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Sydney Mook has been the managing editor at the Herald since April 2021. In her role she edits and assigns stories and helps reporters develop their work for readers.

Mook has been with the Herald since May 2018 and was first hired as the Herald's higher education reporter where she covered UND and other happenings in state higher education. She was later promoted to community editor in 2019.


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