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Thomas Huus paints stars on the cheek of five-year-old Elizabeth Dreesen during the Children's Miracle Network telethon at Sanford Health in Fargo. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer

Local painter perfects craft on living canvases

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If Thomas Huus is the Neil Armstrong of face painting, then North Dakota is his moon.

"When I started, there was nobody; I had no competition," he said.

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Seven years after setting up at the Fargo Street Fair on a whim to make some extra money, the West Fargo resident has honed his face painting craft into a fine art.

In fact, that's exactly how the longtime painting whiz views his career; creating works of art on living canvases.

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