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Three strippers file lawsuit against The Northern strip club in Fargo

Three strippers who worked hundreds of hours at a Fargo club say they're owed more than $166,000 in wages, compensation and so-called house fees they paid for each shift.

A federal lawsuit against Ferny Properties, LLC, was filed earlier this week by Heidi Current, of Fargo; Tara Hester, of Minneapolis; and La'Krystal Jackson, of Eden Prairie, Minn.

Ferny Properties owns The Northern strip club, where the women worked for various stretches between 2008 and 2011.

The lawsuit said the company violated federal law by failing to pay the dancers minimum wage and overtime pay, charging house fees and fines, and taking a portion of profits for dances in the VIP room.

A spokesman for Ferny Properties declined to comment.