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WAHPETON, N.D. — Giant Snacks, a sunflower seed company based in Wahpeton, is suing a South Dakota-based competitor for what Giant says are false advertising claims regarding the salt content of sunflower seed products. Wild Dutchman, headquartered in Mound City, S.D., says on its packaging that its sunflower seeds have "Half the salt, all the flavor." In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Giant alleges Wild Dutchman's claim that its sunflower seeds have half the salt of all or most other sunflower seeds is false.
FARGO — Two women face charges in Cass County District Court in what court papers say was an organized effort to pass counterfeit checks in the Fargo area. Amy L. Murray was charged Thursday, Nov. 9, with one count of illegal control of an enterprise, and Karen M. Louden was charged with one count of forgery. Court records did not list an attorney for either woman. According to court documents:
FARGO — A man charged in connection with a robbery and kidnapping this week in Fargo was in custody in Grand Forks on Thursday morning, Nov. 2. Mohamed Yarrow Ali, 19, is charged in Cass County District Court with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit kidnapping. On Wednesday, Nov. 1, a woman called authorities about 4:40 a.m. to report that her son, Lucas Blomberg, had called her from Grand Forks where he was being treated in a hospital for injuries he suffered in an assault, according to court documents.
MOORHEAD — A Moorhead woman faces charges in Clay County District Court for allegedly mistreating two dogs and a turtle. Danetta Kratzke, 18, faces one felony count and one gross misdemeanor count of mistreating or torturing a dog named Kota, one misdemeanor count of abandoning the dog and one misdemeanor count of abandoning a turtle. According to court documents: Police were dispatched on Oct. 23 to an address in the 4400 block of Blue Stem Way regarding an abandoned dog.
MOORHEAD — A Moorhead man who pleaded guilty in September to a charge of interfering with the privacy of someone under 18 by hiding a camera in a restaurant bathroom was sentenced Monday, Oct. 30, to 120 days in jail. Sam Thomas Hagen, 18, was also ordered to pay $1,160 in fees. He will be allowed to do community service in lieu of some of the fee costs. According to Clay County District Court records:
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — On Sunday, Aug. 6, police here were called to a house where the bodies of a woman and a man were found in the basement, the apparent victims of a double shooting. A 3-month-old baby was found lethargic but alive in a swinging chair in the upstairs living room of the house.
FARGO — Fargo resident Molly Greiff, 25, is in a Bismarck hospital with severe injuries she suffered in a fall while visiting a friend's farm near Linton on Oct. 15., but a relative said despite Greiff's tragic predicament, those who love her remain grateful. "It's devastating, she's lucky she didn't die. She could have easily broken her neck," said Elizabeth Nelson, Greiff's aunt, describing the aftermath of the fall her niece took while climbing stairs in a farm loft.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 31 enforcement cases in 25 counties around Minnesota in the third quarter of 2017—including cases in Moorhead, Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls—with the total amount of fines imposed in the 31 enforcement cases topping $170,000. In Moorhead, American Crystal Sugar Co. was fined $8,700 for air quality violations. In Fergus Falls, the Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority was fined $11,376, also for air quality violations.
DILWORTH — When Dave Kolle was growing up on a farm near Felton, Minn., he became enamored of a Sunday school classmate who played the accordion. Romance didn't bloom with the girl, but a lifelong love affair with accordions did. That passion ended on Oct. 20 when Kolle died at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo at the age of 82. In an interview with The Forum in 2013, Kolle estimated he had sold as many as 50,000 accordions throughout his career, which began in the 1950s when he sold instruments at Wylie Guitar, Accordion and Drum Studios in downtown Fargo.
MOORHEAD – About 200 people gathered outside the Planned Parenthood office here Wednesday, Oct. 25, to demonstrate against abortion and hear from a number of speakers, including Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. At the age of 67, King said her life has undergone many changes over the years, one of the biggest occurring in 1983, when she said she became born again and began speaking out against abortion.