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The coronavirus pandemic put a halt to the Peace Corps' efforts across the world, but after two years, countries are ready to welcome volunteers back. Julee Muro de Gerome, senior recruiter for the Peace Corps, will host an information session about the Peace Corps in Fargo on Aug. 25.
Micah's Mission, 1901 1st Ave. N., is Churches United's largest shelter and houses men, women and families.
One flight to the nation's capital will depart Grand Forks in September, the other from Fargo in October.
“It’s a challenge; a lot of the amputees are in high-security military hospitals. You have to build relationships to get in,” said Monte Schumacher, the founder of Courage Ukraine who can’t speak Ukrainian yet.

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The convention will include a vendor showcase of products and technology designed to help blind and visually impaired people thrive.
The metro area's newest thrift store opened Monday, May 30, at 5556 51st Ave. S. Tom O'Keefe, operations director for the New Life Center, said the store's opening day tripled expectations.
The house was moved onto its foundation in the Horace Mann neighborhood on Wednesday, June 1.
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The opening of North Dakota's first and only hospice house has taken decades of planning, but Hospice of the Red River Valley executive director Tracee Capron said it took time to do it right. “We wanted to make sure that it is sustainable long into the future,” she told The Forum.
Michael Standaert, who most recently was employed as a correspondent based in China with the Bloomberg Industry Group, was hired by North Dakota News Cooperative to work on in-depth stories for newspapers in the state.
Nominees must be at least 50 years old, their volunteer work must reflect AARP's vision and purpose, and their work or achievements must inspire others to volunteer.

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The community rallied around the nonprofit after the original GiGi's Playhouse was destroyed by fire May 11, 2021. They've completed phase one of their four-phase capital fundraising campaign, which was to rebuild and reopen. Phases two through four involve expanding or adding programs.
An Otter Tail County woman who says investigators have ignored her allegations of a gang rape has formed a group she says will help others going through the same trauma.
We follow up a recent WDAY News investigation from just over a month ago involving a local woman who, court records show, faked a baby's birth and death, then helped start a charity.

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