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Participants in the Monday pep rally at the Bison Sports Arena watch video clips from the popular television series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." David Samson / The Forum

To the 'Extreme': Large crowd on hand for 'Extreme Makeover' rally in Fargo

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If "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is the 2010 version of an old-fashioned barn raising, then Fargo-Moorhead is ready to build a high-octane barn.


About 3,000 people gathered Monday at North Dakota State University's Bison Sports Arena for a pep rally - complete with a floor full of cheerleaders and music by the NDSU marching band.

"It's the American way to help people," said Jesse Crotts of Osage, Minn., who said he can shingle and hang Sheetrock.

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