Grain trader's scheme impacts area elevators
By JILL DENNING GACKLE
Hunter Hanson caused Brian Larson to lose some sleep last fall.
Hunter Hanson is a 21-year-old grain dealer who allegedly bilked Manager Larson and the McClusky Elevator of $768,000.
Although the hit was felt, Larson assured his members three weeks ago that the elevator is solvent and will move forward with the hopes of recovering some of the loss.
McClusky's elevator was not alone in its plight. Court documents say there are more then 50 victims of Hanson across North Dakota for more than $7 million, including CHS of Garrison for $509,518 and United Prairie Cooperative of Mountrail County for $94,480.