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Could millions of dollars of unclaimed property be yours?

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"Firearms. Jewelry. Uncashed checks. Old bank accounts. Rebates"

"It's kind of like lets make a deal. It's just like that."

"I can't think of something we've never found in a safe box."

Linda fisher may have one of the coolest, most interesting, most bizarre jobs in the state.

"I'm the administrator of the unclaimed property division."

She's in charge of millions of your lost dollars, worth of just about anything,

that doesn't even belong to her or even the state.

All of this was left behind from somebody who never claimed it.

"You open contents and wonder why it's there and who knows," says Fisher.

An army discharge letter dating back to the Spanish American war.

"It's not so much about what it is but what's the story behind it? The story is it grief?

Somebody has left behind a purple heart, something so significant, yet unclaimed

but these gold coins, pieces of silver may eventually find their rightful owners.

"There will be tears. One time a lady called said she found her sons name on the list. He was killed in an accident and that is his property," says Fisher.

And that's Linda fishers job to try and make a match.

"We have almost 75,000 names on our list lost of stories behind those names I'm sure."

With more than $35 million of unclaimed property in the state, some of it may be yours. and to find out it takes just one simple click of the mouse.

The state has a website, where you can search by your name, even by town, to see if any of this may be yours.

"We have $35 million dollars not claimed."

But more importantly Fisher says, it's not about the money.

But about the story behind it.

Fisher knows that there are more stories to uncover.

"There are a lot of large claims and a lot of small claims."

and she'll keep working to make a match until there's no more stories to be told.



For a link to North Dakota's unclaimed property division click here.

For a link to Minnesota's unclaimed property division click here.

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