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Lured by reports of abundant jobs, more out-of-towners filling homeless shelters in ND

Valley News Live reports churches in Moorhead are seeing an increasing demand at their shelters. Shelter officials say many of the people seeking help were lured to the Fargo region after hearing about its low unemployment rate.
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Valley News Live reports churches in Moorhead are seeing an increasing demand at their shelters. Shelter officials say many of the people seeking help were lured to the Fargo region after hearing about its low unemployment rate.

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