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By Mikkel Pates / The Forum MOORHEAD — RDO Equipment, based in Fargo, is known as the largest network of John Deere construction and agricultural equipment dealerships in the country, with some 60 locations and operations in a dozen states, as well as in Russia, Ukraine and Australia. But Christi Offutt, its CEO, says striving to be the best is more important than being the biggest, and that involves a “stakeholder philosophy, not a shareholder philosophy.” Christi, 43, a daughter of Ron D.
By Justin Glawe / Bemidji Pioneer BEMIDJI — The first lawsuit born of the Minnesota Child Victims Act was filed Wednesday, and the lawyer representing “John Doe 1” in the case said more suits will be filed against James Porter, a priest who worked in Bemidji and admitted to abusing more than 100 children across the country from 1960-73.
A Shevlin man won more than $56,000 in a Minnesota State Lottery game last week. According to a press release from the lottery, Wayne Hinrichs stayed “pretty calm” when he realized he won $56,893 from his Progressive Print-N-Play ticket purchased from Pete’s Place in Bemidji May 23. Hinrichs plans on using some of the money to do home improvement projects.
FARGO — When it comes to concert tickets, presale is the new on-sale. That’s because, according to local music promoters and bookers, it’s now normal for concerts to have at least one, or even multiple, opportunities to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public. This means the early bird gets the first pick at the best seats. “The days of the public ticket on-sale of the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s has really gone away,” says Rob Sobolik, general manager of the Fargodome. That’s especially true with the Feb. 7 Justin Timberlake concert at the Fargodome.
Legendary rock band Three Dog Night will perform live on stage at Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center, located at 777 Casino Road in Mahnomen, Minnesota, on Friday, June 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at www.StarCasino.com , or via the “Events” tab on Shooting Star’s Facebook page:&nbs
By Wendy Reuer / Forum News Service ADA, Minn.
According to the USDA, supply and demand is what controls the price of beef cattle, but prices will fluctuate because it takes time to replenish the cattle supplies. Other food products, like pork, have seen rising prices too, Hahn said. He said pork prices peaked in the fall of 2011, while beef prices continue an uphill climb. Paul Huffman, owner and manager of Lemmon (S.D.) Livestock Inc., said the cattle market has been good in the last year, but it has hit a slump in the last month. “It’s a seasonal market, but the drought might have something to do with it too,” h
MOORHEAD – The Legislature gave Josh Larson a huge incentive to quit smoking. “I am currently working on that,” said Larson, store manager at Oasis Convenience store in north Moorhead. His timing couldn’t be better. The Minnesota Legislature recently raised taxes on cigarettes $1.60 a pack, bringing state taxes to $2.52 per pack. Larson said he’s not the only smoker he knows who is thinking of quitting.
HALSTAD, Minn. – The city’s mayor here is in jail after being arrested Monday on allegations of criminal sexual conduct, terroristic and domestic abuse. Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said Steve Sortland was arrested following a traffic stop at about 4:35 p.m.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Cops in the Oil Patch say one year of experience there is what they’d see in five years elsewhere.