Marilyn Hagerty: Grand Forks stays busy with Election Day, Flag Day this week

What a week! The time we dream of in January is here now. The joy of summer surrounds us.

Marilyn Hagerty
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Dear G. Paul Larson,

All seems right with the world when people like you and your wife are back from your winter get-away trips. Rhubarb is reaching out. Lilacs are in bloom. The birds are back. At least one swimming pool is open here. That’s the one near Lewis and Clark School. There has been lively gathering around there lately.

This Tuesday it is Flag Day. I love to see the flags flying in front of homes and all over the Forks. I think we too often forget about flying the flag — and how is commemorates the adoption of the US flag on June 14, 1777. It is a symbol of pride in our nation. It is a constant reminder of those in the military who battled to protect the freedom of our country.

And we have school board election day this Tuesday!

What a week! The time we dream of in January is here now. The joy of summer surrounds us.


Rhubarb’s up

So how do you like your rhubarb?

That’s the question of the week. These are the days for rhubarb pudding, rhubarb cakes. The recipe books are full of ideas. The people who attended the annual rhubarb festival at University Lutheran Church on Saturday were not disappointed.

There was a good turnout, as always.

Price of gas

The summer of 2022 is on its way. Although it doesn’t officially start until another week passes by. It will probably be remembered for the high price of gas. Maybe walking, running and bike riding will be in vogue.

There’s fishing for fun at Ryan Lake here on Thursday, sponsored by the Grand Forks Park District.

This is the week of the year when all eyes are on fathers — the things they do, the things they say. And it leads up to Father’s Day on Sunday.

Reach Marilyn Hagerty at or by telephone at 218-791-4459.

Opinion by Marilyn Hagerty
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