Divorced For An Hour.
Crookston special, 24: Judge Watts of Crookston yesterday granted a divorce to Al. Gates from his wife on the grounds of desertion. While the case was up for hearing, Velmer Gates, a brother of the plaintiff, slipped up into the clerk of court's office, procured a marriage certificate, and an hour after the separation was legalized Mrs. Gates again became Mrs. Gates. She is now her first husband's full fledged sister-in-law, and the wife of her former brother-in-law.
The Wahpeton Times, 2/28/1901