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Flynn Child Care owner Jackie Ness, center, reacts as she plays with a group of kids at her business in north Fargo recently. Ness has operated her day care for 21 years and closed her doors on Friday. Jay Pickthorn / The Forum

Child care owner in Fargo closes her doors after 21 years

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When Jackie Ness was a child development major at North Dakota State University, she did a short internship at Flynn Child Care in north Fargo.

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After graduation, she spent about a year working at a center for emotionally troubled children in Texas.

"That was long enough," Ness recalled. "There were burglar bars everywhere. They wouldn't deliver pizzas where I worked."

She returned to Fargo and bought the Flynn Child Care center.

That was 21 years ago.

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