Something unusual popped up in a debt settlement at First State Bank of North Dakota not long ago.

The bank in Arthur, N.D., took title to 40,000 pounds of gourmet popcorn after a farm customer's contract with a vendor fell through. The farmer could neither sell the crunchy stuff nor repay the debt.

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