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Published October 07, 2012, 06:35 PM

First United Methodist Church welcomes back a new bishop with local roots

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A rare chance for a Fargo Bishop - he gets to come home.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A rare chance for a Fargo Bishop - he gets to come home.

It's uncommon for a Bishop to serve in the district where he or she grew up.

But today, First United Methodist Church in Fargo is welcoming a new Bishop, with local roots.

Bruce Ough was born in Williston and attended North Dakota State University.

Ough will serve in the newly-combined Dakotas-Minnesota episcopacy for the next twelve years.

Bishop Ough says, "my primary hope is that we can help our churches that are experiencing some decline and some frustration with the change in demographics in the communities to once again become more vital."

Ough previously served as bishop in Ohio.

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