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Public meeting set for Thursday to present Fargo refugee report

FARGO-The Fargo Human Relations Commission will present a report on refugee resettlement at noon Thursday, April 13 at Fargo City Hall, 200 3rd St. N.The meeting is open to the public. Barry Nelson, commission member and New American Work Group c...

Jessica Thomasson, director of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, speaks to the Fargo City Commission Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, explaining some of the expenses and procedures of refugee resettlement in the Fargo area.Dave Wallis / The Forum
Jessica Thomasson, director of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, speaks to the Fargo City Commission Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, explaining some of the expenses and procedures of refugee resettlement in the Fargo area. Dave Wallis / The Forum
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FARGO-The Fargo Human Relations Commission will present a report on refugee resettlement at noon Thursday, April 13 at Fargo City Hall, 200 3rd St. N.

The meeting is open to the public. Barry Nelson, commission member and New American Work Group chair, will be facilitate the meeting.

There will be no public comment period at the presentation.

The report was request by City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, who said he was concerned by the impact of refugees on local schools and services and asked city staff to prepare a report on the costs.

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