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Marilyn Hagerty: Winter is wearing on

The snow is deeply piled. And Mother Nature may be thinking of having it piled up more before she is done for this year. She has been known to leave the snow lingering around as late as May.

Marilyn Hagerty
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GRAND FORKS — January’s days are numbered — another week and February will slide its way onto the calendars.

But first, the annual Greater Grand Forks Chamber dinner is coming up Thursday at the Alerus. You wonder — who will be honored as the winner of the Henry Havig Award for citizenship for the past year.

On the weekend, the UND hockey team will be off to Ohio. Here’s hoping they win their games with Miami Red Hawks and come home happy after losing one to Duluth at the Ralph in Grand Forks Saturday night.

Women hoops

With smiles and determination, the UND women hoopsters are welcoming North Dakota State at 1 p.m. Saturday. And both South Dakota State and the University of South Dakota women’s teams will come north to Grand Forks in February.

Winter wears along

Yes, winter is wearing on. The snow is deeply piled. And Mother Nature may be thinking of having it piled up more before she is done for this year. She has been known to leave the snow lingering around as late as May.

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And there are wonders that come up in January. You wonder if Tommy Shuster of UND football fame watches hockey.

And you wonder how many eggs can you scramble for breakfast with the egg prices now going way way up.

You wonder if summer will be here before Whiskey Myers arrives at the Alerus on his 2023 tour.

You wonder how soon a person should send Valentines to get some attention on Feb. 14.

Get away

The time for many has arrived for late winter get away trips. And travel agents here say they have been busy. Very busy.

At Bon Voyage, travel consultant Carol Tufte, says there is interest in cruising. People seek Mexico and the Caribbean.

“This is about our busiest time in 25 years,” she said. “People have been cooped up for so long.”

One client was in Bora Bora last week. Another is back from New Zealand.

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Julie Conely of Monarch Travel said Mexico is calling. And she said Hawaii goes in spurts.

“People tend to go for all inclusive packages,’’ she said. ‘’And since Covid, people again are starting to travel. Cruising has become popular — in the Caribbean as well as Alaska in the summer.”

Reach Marilyn Hagerty at 218-791-4459 or at mhagerty@gra.midco.net

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