Marilyn Hagerty: Homecoming brings joy and memories to UND campus, Grand Forks

There is to be no worry about winter during the celebration of homecoming. Just the memories. The best memories.

Marilyn Hagerty
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GRAND FORKS — Archives Coffee House attracts a fair share of customers throughout the day on the UND campus. This weekend it is bound to draw those on the campus for homecoming — before, during and after the Saturday parade.

Earlier this week, the Monday morning customers were gathered around tables of both high and low design. We ordered and picked up our coffee at the counter and found a place to sit.

There are some who pass the Archives by. There are others who make regular stops and often meet others there.

And the place is so homey that it even has a spot for well behaved dogs.

The sun shines in the large windows that look out on the campus and the library of the university across the street.


Among the places packed for the homecoming weekend has been Bonzer’s downtown pub on Wednesday afternoon. There was standing room only as old Hawks — or UND — grads sauntered in and out. It seemed to be the kickoff for the weekend of festivities of homecoming. It preceded the pep rally in downtown Grand Forks Town Square.

Saturday’s tailgating adjacent the Alerus Center promises to draw the football crowd. Some are serious tailgaters who prepare steaks and elegant meals. They come early and stay late.

The weekend of homecoming brings memories and joy that linger on. There is to be no worry about winter during the celebration of homecoming. Just the memories. The best memories.

Among the joy of the day — along with seeing old friends — is the touch of hockey. The exhibition game with Manitoba.

Archives Coffee House

3012 University Ave.

Telephone: (701) 757-1970

Owner: Kyle Thorson


Manager: Kellie Rygg

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