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Bank's "Pay It Forward" effort to be featured on CBS news

Fargo's State Bank & Trust will be featured on "CBS Evening News" with Katie Couric Friday, for its "Pay It Forward" challenge.

The segment is called "Assignment America" with reporter Steve Hartman. The newscast airs from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on CBS, which locally is Channel 4.

During the bank's annual Christmas party, Chief Operating Officer Michael Solberg announced a $502,000 bankwide effort modeled after Oprah Winfrey's similar project, in which employees will make gifts to individuals, families and organizations in need.

The bank received worldwide media attention after announcing the effort. Solberg said he received calls from CNN; a CBS TV affiliate in Dallas; a TV station from Canada; a Baltimore radio talk show; "Good Morning America," ABC's morning news program; USA Today; and the BBC.

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