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March 24, 2018
Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte is a keynote speaker of this year’s “Building Bridges: Strengthening Partnerships for Stronger Foundations” sponsored by Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. Submitted photo
Author, lawyer, councilwoman, Armenian refugee returns to North Dakota
March 24, 2018 - 11:36pm
January 8, 2018
Irma Ciber was a recipient of the first community school supply drive 19 years ago. Now an executive assistant with Border States Electric, she donates to and volunteers with the United Way of Cass Clay whenever possible.
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'It's not just a backpack': Local woman credits gift she received as a youngster for her later success
January 8, 2018 - 10:24pm
December 23, 2017
Tri Phan, who is retiring after 27 years at Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, holds a photo from the first day he and his family arrived in Fargo in 1990. Mike McFeely / The Forum
McFeely: Refugee who helped settle region's refugees retiring from leadership role at LSS
December 23, 2017 - 9:01pm
November 26, 2017
Darli Luna (center), from Venezuela, lists what she is thankful for during an English learning activity with classmates Nidia Figeroa (left) and Nancy Jiménez (right) at the Kvasager Center in Grand Forks, N.D., on Nov. 22, 2017. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service
Feds' evolving immigration policy dampens resettlement in ND, officials say
November 26, 2017 - 6:00am
November 23, 2017
The Ghimire family, seen at home Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, says they love turkey and look forward to Thanksgiving. They are, from back left, Yadu Ghimire, Khem Ghimirey, 14, Tej Ghimire, Krish Ghimire, 3, Puja Chhetri, 15, Tirtha Ghimirey, 16, and Pratima Chhetri, 9. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Translating Thanksgiving: Fargo-Moorhead immigrants reflect on this American holiday
November 23, 2017 - 6:00am
October 25, 2017
Laetitia Mizero Hellerud talks about her and her children's experience coming to North Dakota as refugees Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at the North Dakota Legislative Management Human Services Committee meeting in Jamestown, N.D. Chris Olson / Forum News Service
Federal government covers most resettlement costs for refugees in ND
October 25, 2017 - 7:27pm
October 15, 2017
Amar Hussein worked on engineering projects for the U.S. government in Iraq. He ended up being targeted by insurgents with a roadside bomb. His injuries required a long recovery in Jordan before he immigrated to the U.S.
Dave Wallis / The Forum
'I would be killed by today': Some local immigrants risked lives to aid U.S. forces in Iraq
October 15, 2017 - 8:05am
October 4, 2017
Fargo foster mother Marian Kadrie, 88, has been honored as part of the national Angels in Adoption program. She has taken in more than 300 foster children in the last few decades.
Dave Wallis / The Forum
'One big family': 88-year-old foster mom has taken in over 300 kids
October 4, 2017 - 6:05am
September 26, 2017
Dave Piepkorn
Piepkorn casts lone vote to reject federal grant for refugee services
September 26, 2017 - 7:37pm
August 4, 2017
Dr. Lisa Peterson, clinical director for the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said a $7.5 million initiative being implemented this fall should provide people on probation and parole the range of treatments they need to break the cycle of recidivism. She spoke to health care and social services providers at Fargo's Hilton Garden Inn on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Helmut Schmidt/The Forum
North Dakota program aims to revamp supports for former inmates
August 4, 2017 - 8:51pm
March 30, 2017
North Dakota Senate passes refugee resettlement study bill
March 30, 2017 - 5:20pm
March 28, 2017
FILE PHOTO: Reggie Tarr sits for a portrait in his office in downtown Grand Forks, ND on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)
Federal funds give refugees a start, but communities offer local safety net
March 28, 2017 - 12:22pm
January 17, 2017
Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn asks for an accounting of what the refugee resettlement in the Fargo area is costing during the Commission meeting Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Dave Wallis / The Forum
ND bill opens door to local and statewide bans on refugee resettlement
January 17, 2017 - 8:13pm
December 8, 2016
Lutheran Social Services says it settled more refugees than expected in 2016
December 8, 2016 - 7:44pm
October 25, 2016
Dave Piepkorn
Fargo City Commissioner renewing his Lutheran Social Services attacks on refugee settlement
October 25, 2016 - 10:57am
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