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Shelter advocate Amanda Reddy uses a metal detector to screen Dennis Myhre as he checks into the Gladys Ray Emergency Shelter last week. (Michael Vosburg/The Forum)

Fargo homeless shelter has critics

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FARGO -- Vicki Hoover signed the petition, like many of her neighbors.

She was concerned what the Gladys Ray Shelter, the only area shelter that takes homeless people who have been drinking, would mean for the Jefferson neighborhood in Fargo where she grew up.

Hoover thought, What about the nearby elementary school a few blocks away? But in the 20 months Gladys Ray has been open, she's found little cause to continue worrying.

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