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Moorhead police let waitress keep $12,000 tip, after all

Police had earlier said they wanted to keep the money because it had drug residue on it. But after Stacy Knutson hired a lawyer to file a lawsuit, the authorities changed their mind.
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Police had earlier said they wanted to keep the money because it had drug residue on it. But after Stacy Knutson hired a lawyer to file a lawsuit, the authorities changed their mind.

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