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Potter's Field Ministries operated Mudman Burgers in Columbia Falls, MT before closing down after allegations of abuse made in June 2019.
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Whitefish-based Potter’s Field Ministries says it no longer intends to permanently close its doors. The ministry ceased much of its operations this summer following allegations of psychological and emotional abuse. The ministry also faces allegations that it skirted state and federal labor laws.

Whitefish-based Potter’s Field Ministry is facing new allegations that it misrepresented a program that provided food to kids in foreign countries. The ministry’s new CFO is now saying that hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of donations were diverted to a missionary training program.

Mudman Burgers restaurants owned by Potter's Field Ministries closed down following allegations against the ministry and its leaders Mike and Pam Rozell.
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A Whitefish-based ministry that runs a popular burger chain is shutting its doors amid allegations that its leaders used threats of physical violence, verbal and psychological abuse to coerce workers.

Potter’s Field is now sending most of its staff and program participants home in the wake of those allegations, and locals are raising money to help some get there.