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June 18, 2018
Erik Ahlgren, a Fergus Falls, Minn., lawyer, specializes in bankruptcy trustee cases like the William "Bill" Sczepanski case. (Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service)
Judge in farm bankruptcy orders unusual auction of Crystal Sugar payment
June 18, 2018 - 6:14am
June 1, 2018
Ron McMartin Jr., president of McM Inc., a sprawling high-value specialty crop farm based at St. Thomas, N.D., says he has no plans of quitting farming, despite false rumors. He's endured rumors of financial collapse and even that he'd committed suicide. Photo taken Oct. 10, 2016, near St. Thomas, N.D. Trevor Peterson / Forum News Service
McMartin Sr. denies fraud in McM Inc. Chapter 7
June 1, 2018 - 5:45pm
April 25, 2018
The former McNally Smith College of Music sign at Wabasha and Exchange Street in St. Paul on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
For employees, students to get paid, McNally Smith college building must sell before 2019
April 25, 2018 - 7:58pm
April 23, 2018
Bill Sczepanski, 56, of Stephen, Minn., ran a farming operation that topped 27,000 acres in 2014, only to go insolvent in 2017, adversely affecting a finance company and a co-op elevator at nearby Alvarado, Minn. Photo summer 2014, at Stephen, Minn. (Forum News Service/Agweek)
Big farm insolvency plays out in state court
April 23, 2018 - 6:00am
March 14, 2018
Shoppers form a line Thursday, Nov.28, 2013, before the 5pm opening of Toys "R" Us in south Fargo.  David Samson / The Forum
Fargo Toys 'R' Us store expected to close
March 14, 2018 - 5:14pm
February 5, 2018
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Local Herberger's stores safe from closure
February 5, 2018 - 10:45pm
January 12, 2018
An auction-goer for the BMO Harris Bank bankruptcy collateral sale in Manvel, N.D., for the McM Inc. farm waits in the shade of a row of wagons. The sale brought an estimated $1.3 million to help satisfy the bank’s $42 million debt. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)
Lake trustee of McM farm denies fraud, says banker BMO was informed
January 12, 2018 - 5:25pm
January 6, 2018
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AgweekTV: A Voice for FFA
January 6, 2018 - 8:30am
December 28, 2017
Ron McMartin Jr., president of McM Inc., a sprawling high-value specialty crop farm based at St. Thomas, N.D., says he has no plans of quitting farming, despite false rumors. He's endured rumors of financial collapse and even that he'd committed suicide. Photo taken Oct. 10, 2016, near St. Thomas, N.D. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Trevor Peterson)
Judge approves McM Inc. farm bankruptcy payout of $9.1 million to secured creditors
December 28, 2017 - 6:44pm
December 23, 2017
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AgweekTV: McMartin Bankruptcy Update
December 23, 2017 - 8:00am
September 29, 2017
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St. Thomas farmer McMartin discloses financials
September 29, 2017 - 11:17pm
September 18, 2017
Cities archdiocese bankruptcy costs mount
September 18, 2017 - 8:22pm
August 30, 2017
Doug Murch (right) a Fargo lawyer representing BMO Harris Bank of Chicago, is present for bidding at the McM Inc., in a Manvel, N.D., lot on Aug. 30. Prices for potato equipment were fair to “light” while the farm’s livestock equipment sales were strong. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Bankrupt North Dakota farm giant McM sells off equipment collateral
August 30, 2017 - 7:35pm
May 8, 2017
Kenny Johnson and his cousin, Al Johnson, have started Elkhorn Farms, a 20,000-acre farming venture based in an old bank building in the business district of  Walhalla, N.D. Mikkel Pates/ Forum News Serviceplay button
Meet Elkhorn Farms: Landlords formed it to farm 20K acres from McM Inc.
May 8, 2017 - 6:37am
April 10, 2017
Susan Bala, with her attorney Mark Beauchene on July 14, 2005, comments to the media about her sentence of 27 months for her part in the Racing Services Inc. scandal at the Federal Courthouse in Fargo. Forum News Service file photo.
North Dakota Senate votes to set aside $15.2 million for Bala case
April 10, 2017 - 3:39pm
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