Strippers, Fargo club settle suit

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A group of strippers, including several Minnesota dancers, have settled their federal lawsuit against Fargo’s only strip club, Forum Communications reports.

The dancers had claimed that The Northern Gentlemen's Club owed them about $188,000 in minimum wage, overtime and "house fees."

The dancers’ complaints included an allegation that the company that operates the club, Ferny Properties LLC, violated federal law by not paying them minimum wage and by taking part of their fees for performances in the club’s VIP room, Forum said.

The lawsuit said a single dance in the VIP room was $25, with $5 going to the club and $20 for the dancer, the Associated Press reported when the suit was filed in December 2011. The set fee for 15 minutes in the VIP room was $125, $25 for the club and $100 for the dancer.

Leo Wilking, the Fargo lawyer representing the dancers, would not comment on the details of the settlement deal, which was reached Jan. 8, Forum reported.

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