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FARGO—Two men from Wheatland face charges in Cass County District Court connected to the theft of about $8,700 worth of grain from a bin at a grain storage company in Wheatland, 31 miles west of Fargo. Keith A. Strand is charged with one count of theft, while Chad M. Swanson is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit theft. According to court documents: Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff's Office were dispatched on Nov. 3 to Swanson Seed Service in Wheatland when the grain was reported stolen.
FARGO -- Two men from Wheatland, N.D., are accused in Cass County District Court of taking about $8,700 worth of grain that didn’t belong to them from a storage bin at a seed company in Wheatland, 31 miles west of Fargo. Keith A. Strand is charged with one count of theft, while Chad M. Swanson is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit theft.
WEST FARGO — The mother of a 13-year-old girl faces a felony charge of child neglect for allegedly allowing a 19-year-old man to sleep in her daughter's bedroom. According to court documents, the girl's mother knew the 19-year-old, Chad Francis Gourneau of West Fargo, was having sex with her daughter but let him share a bed with the girl. Gourneau was charged Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Cass County District Court with one count of gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony.
FARGO — When Fargo police officers Matt Bloom and Matt Niemeyer visit schools and playgrounds they've got their radar up, but wrongdoing isn't necessarily their focus. It's more like: Does that child need a stocking hat? What about boots? "We're constantly running into kids who have needs," said Bloom, who along with Niemeyer constitute the police department's community trust officers, an effort to build trust and understanding between police and the neighborhoods they serve.
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:
MOORHEAD—Voters today will elect members to the Moorhead and Barnesville school boards and the Dilworth and Barnesville city councils. In the Moorhead School Board election, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Twelve people are running for a single one-year seat on the Moorhead School Board that was vacated when Laurie Johnson resigned in late 2016 to move out of the district.
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: