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Source: The Evening Times (Grand Forks, ND) December 8, 1910; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Crookston Excited Over Little Affair - Federal Authorities Will Act.
Crookston, Minn., Dec. 8-Paul Belcourt, with Indian blood flowing in his veins, is under arrest here and as a result of his arrest, the federal authorities dealing with the liquor situation have been asked to take action against a local saloon keeper.

Belcourt was taken in charge last night while about to leave the city, having in his possession a quantity of liquor.

Recently the local saloon owners made an agreement that no liquor was to be sold over the bar in bottles, and evidence that this agreement has been violated and that at least one saloon man has sold liquor directly to a man of Indian blood has been gained in the arrest of Belcourt.

Belcourt has a reputation through the northwestern part of Minnesota as a baseball player.

Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (ND) Wednesday, December 12, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Five New Cases Taken Up in the Bankruptcy Court For Settlement
Final Meetings of Creditors.

Referee in Bankruptcy Value of Crookston has several new bankruptcy cases on his calendar for the next few days. On the 13th the first meeting of the creditors in the case of Martin Hoganson of Mentor, who places his liabilities at $153.50, assets all exempt. On the 15th the first meeting of the creditors of Boyd F. Monroe will be held. Monroe's liabilities are $7,919.81 and is assets are $4,785, with $335 of this exempt. On the 20th the first meeting of the creditors of Ole P. Dahl of Gary will be held. Dahl places his liabilities at $1,842, no assets. Two first meetings will be held on the 21st. One of these is Conrad J. Kaiser of Thief River Falls, who places his liabilities at $1,370.37, assets all exempt. The other is Bernard M. Dahl, of Mahnomen, whose liabilities are $1,610.57 and no assets. There was a final meeting yesterday of the creditors in the cases of Paul P. Okstad of Fosston, Warren E. Wood of Anton, Andrew Abercrombie of Bemidji, John P. Hoyum of Crookston and John Swanson of Lengby.

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