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Marilyn Hagerty: Messages are good, bad and ugly when you go viral

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GRAND FORKS - "You are a dolt and the main reason why North Dakota is viewed as being a backwoods dump. The Olive Garden is the McDonald's of dining ... A touch of Europe? Ha! Why don't you take a vacation and visit New York or San Francisco and see what real people eat?"


That was one of the emails I received when I started going viral a couple weeks ago. My chin trembled, but I didn't cry.

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