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Co-valedictorian cousins share academic spotlight at graduation
Meat thieves target local grocery stores
Park Rapids WWII veteran shares his story of wounded in action
Woman dies in high speed pursuit in Laporte
Body found in Little Detroit Lake shows no sign of foul play
Bike Opener nets fun on the Fish Hook
Panthers finish eighth at state True Team track meet
Lakers win East-West Invitational
Menahga sweeps Parkers Prairie
Track and Field Day
KATHLEEN A. YLINIEMI
BARBARA T. HALVORSON
Woodland Store under new ownership; had banner weekend
Basic Business Cents: A process is a process is a process
Johnson’s readies for Opener
Memorial Day programs set for May 25
Love, loss and labradors
Narrowing the Straight
Minnesota Fishing Opener lived up to great expectations
Fishing Opener sees cooler start to the season
Boomtown madness: Prairie chicken rite of spring is fun
Round River trail maintenance split between groups
So much to think about this Memorial Day
Letter: Thank you for Post Prom support
Letter: Rep. Hancock votes misguided
Letter: Fed practices leading country to inflation
Commentary : Happy Mother’s Day from your friends at Companeros and the Dorset House
March 10, 2015
ND potato farming Johnson brothers sentenced to prison for crop insurance fraud
Potato farming brothers Aaron Johnson of Northwood and Derek Johnson of Vancouver, B.C., will spend time in federal prison in the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn., and are jointly responsible for restitution of nearly $1 million because of crop insurance fraud. In...
news / region
March 10, 2015 - 11:27am
September 20, 2013
Prosecutors: Thief River Falls man cheats on taxes, stole from parents
A Thief River Falls man is accused of cheating on his taxes after taking money from his parents and spending most of it gambling, the state Department of Revenue said today. Gerald Laverne Sunsdahl, 52, is charged with six tax felonies, three for filing fraudulent tax returns...
news / region
September 20, 2013 - 8:27am
November 22, 2011
Fargo's US Bank call center tips officials to massive fraud scheme
FARGO - For at least five years, Adekunle Adetiloye allegedly commanded an extensive fraud scheme that was all about the numbers. Big numbers. Federal prosecutors say that between 2004 and 2009, the Toronto man gained access to private information belonging to more than 15,700 people,...
November 22, 2011 - 7:31am
September 16, 2011
Bemidji woman pleads innocent to business fraud, theft
Margaret Jo Hirt, 51, owner and salesperson for Dewey Furniture in downtown Bemidji, pleaded innocent Sept. 12 to three counts of felony transaction card fraud and three counts of theft by swindle. Her next appearance in Beltrami County District Court is scheduled for Dec. 13. She...
September 16, 2011 - 7:15am
December 7, 2010
Grafton, N.D., farmer suspected in multi-million fraud case
FARGO -- A Grafton, N.D., farmer who grew two large farming operations in Texas and then Colorado in the past three years is mired in a remarkable blur of lawsuits, counter- and cross-claims, among former partners and lenders. The central figures in the businesses, Thomas M. and...
December 7, 2010 - 7:27am
November 9, 2010
Fargo woman gets prison time for credit card fraud
Kelima Smailagic wasn't acting out of necessity when she helped steal the identities of two people, take out credit cards in their names and defraud several financial institutions out of about $45,000. The 22-year-old Fargo woman made purchases out of desire - like $800 worth of...
November 9, 2010 - 6:15am
July 15, 2010
Gary man indicted for slipping moldy beans into Honduras shipments
A Gary, Minn., farmer is accused of sneaking loads of moldy kidney beans into shipments that were sent to Honduras as part of a U.S.-sponsored food-for-work program. Thomas Matthew Chisholm, 37, was indicted today in federal court for allegedly replacing beans certified by the U...
July 15, 2010 - 6:27am
January 30, 2010
Fraud pervasive even in 'honest' Upper Midwest
Fraud is alive and well in the Fargo-Moorhead area. "Per capita we have just as much crime here as there is in the big city," said Thomas O'Halloran, a 30-year federal and private fraud investigator. U.S. organizations lose an estimated 7 percent of their annual revenues to fraud....
January 30, 2010 - 7:57am
January 8, 2010
Alexandria physician is whistleblower in Medicare fraud case
An Alexandria physician triggered a federal investigation of suspected Medicare fraud at a Wheaton hospital that resulted in a settlement of $846,461 with the U.S. government. Dr. Steven Radjenovich, who owns and operates the Midway Medical Clinic in Alexandria, is being credited...
January 8, 2010 - 7:49am
October 6, 2009
Former Park Rapids man faces 20 years in loan mortgage scheme
A former Park Rapids man pled guilty in federal court today to defrauding a mortgage company in a conspiracy to obtain a $640,000 home mortgage. Eric Wayne Moen, 36, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis to a single count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Moen,...
news / local
October 6, 2009 - 3:45pm
August 26, 2009
Park Rapids man indicted on fraud, money laundering, drug charges
A 36-year-old Park Rapids man and licensed real estate agent has been indicted on federal wire fraud, money laundering and marijuana charges. Eric Wayne Moen was charged Aug. 18 and appeared in U.S. District Court Aug. 21 on the charges. The indictment alleges Moen conspired with...
August 26, 2009 - 1:00pm