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In this March 14, 2012 file photo, Marilyn Hagerty samples a Lays potato chip during an interview with The Associated Press in New York. While restaurateurs bemoaned the influence of Yelp and other social media review sites, Hagerty, the 85-year-old Grand Forks Herald restaurant columnist, cut through the noise, heaping near rhapsodic praise on the fine dining at her community’s latest chain restaurant. All she wanted to do was get to her bridge game, but her review became a must-read sensation. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)