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Dakota Datebook: Story of kidnapping klutz

A kidnapping report that had put the city of Fargo into a frenzy was retracted on January 22 in 1928. On January 19, eighteen-year old Esther Monson was found lying unconscious on a sidewalk in downtown Fargo. The Bottineau girl was rushed to St. John's Hospital, where she was resuscitated by doctors.

Upon examination, the doctors found the back of Monson's head badly bruised, and that the girl ha...