The Official Newspaper for Foster County

Dakota Datebook: Grocer attacked by bugs

The risks of being a grocer were made evident on April 3 in 1934 when the Fargo Forum ran a story on the bizarre hazards facing Red Owl grocer E. D. Branigan.

Branigan, manager of the Fargo Red Owl store, had been a grocery clerk for decades and was conditioned for the experience that he encountered several days earlier involving tropical fruit and fauna.

While working in the produce department th...