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Longtime Sioux hockey fan Beth Delano of Northwood, N.D., is a crowd favorite at Ralph Engelstad Arena after her image appeared on the big screen sipping a beer. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

'Beer Grandma' impresses hockey fans at The Ralph

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GRAND FORKS - Beth Delano has become something of a celebrity among the University of North Dakota hockey crowd at Ralph Engelstad Arena.


Ask anybody from the press box down to the ushers about "Beer Grandma" and you get a smile.

Her launch to fan favorite status started innocently enough when Fighting Sioux Sports Network cameras panning the crowd before a Friday game caught her with a beer in her hand.

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