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Les Bachmeier has spent the past six weeks living at the Churches United for the Homeless shelter in Moorhead. (David Samson/The Forum)

Fargo-Moorhead homeless shelters trying to make room as demand increases

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FARGO - As the weather out there turns frightful, most residents are turning up their thermostats.

But for Les Bachmeier, that is not an option.

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"I'll survive," Bachmeier, a homeless veteran, said Wednesday at Churches United for the Homeless in Moorhead, 1901 1st Ave. N. "I've been a survivor most of my life."

Bachmeier said a "run of bad luck" is the reason he wound up on the street and bouncing from shelter to shelter in Fargo-Moorhead since 2000.

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