(Undated) -- It looks like there's a bidding war going on over Family Dollar Stores. Dollar General had made a counter bid of close to ten-billion dollars to buy Family Dollar. That's more than Dollar Tree's eight-point-five-billion dollar bid made in late July. Dollar General shares were up about nine-percent in pre-market trading this morning on news about the company's counteroffer. Dollar General has stores located in Canton, Cuba and Lewistown.