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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Dennis and Jennifer Socolovitch, right, displaced by the Watford City tornado, receive a free spaghetti dinner Thursday in the city, served by volunteers Mikki Schlosser and Justin Smith.

Lending a helping hand: Community’s generosity eases burden for tornado victims


WATFORD CITY — Tornado victims Felicia and Owen Grooms walked into their free hotel room to find bags full of toys and clothes for their 2-year-old boy.

Dennis and Jennifer Socolovitch didn’t have enough money on a gift card to fully pay for new work boots and socks after Monday’s tornado, and the store gave them to Dennis for free.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.