In November 2018, on the same day the North Dakota Public Service Commission was issuing a cease and desist order for roving grain trader Hunter Hanson and his companies, Mikkel Pates interviewed Hanson for about half an hour at the Forum building in downtown Fargo.


For a timeline of events in the Hunter Hanson case, click here.

Hanson is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 12 at the federal courthouse in Bismarck. To read one victim's perspective on the sentencing, click here.