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ABE a major part of Community Education system

November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — It is impossible to say which individual program within the District 518 Community Education system has had the most impact over the years. 

Every program has, to quote the Community Ed motto, “engaged, enriched, and inspire…continue reading on dglobe.com

MN Somalis may have sought to join Syrian rebels, FBI says

June 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Young Somalis from Minnesota may have tried to travel to Syria to join the civil war against the government there, the FBI said Tuesday.

Investigators are looking into the extent of the matter, said Kyle A. Loven, a spokesman for t…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Use of food stamps on the rise in Nobles County

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

The use of food stamps in Nobles County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program.

The …continue reading on dglobe.com

State to consider local oil disaster aid

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

T. PAUL — Local emergency responders say they want the state’s help handling safety concerns as crude oil travels on railroads, highways and pipelines through their communities, but the Legislature has little time to act on the issue this year an…continue reading on dglobe.com

North Dakotans’ food stamp use drops to 3-year low

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

By James MacPherson

The Associated Press

BISMARCK — The number of North Dakota residents using food stamps to buy groceries has dropped to a three-year low, even as the state’s population has risen to an all-time high.

Federal Agricultur…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

North Dakotans’ food stamp use drops to 3-year low

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

By James MacPherson

The Associated Press

BISMARCK — The number of North Dakota residents using food stamps to buy groceries has dropped to a three-year low, even as the state’s population has risen to an all-time high.

Federal Agricultur…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Help available for food stamp clients who lost food in power outages

October 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakotans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and reside in the southwestern part of the state have 10 days to seek replacement benefits if they lost food due to power outages from the Oct. 4-5 weekend storm. They must report their loss to a county social service office during normal business hours within 10 calendar days of the loss. Continue Reading

State assistance for child care depends on family’s income

August 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Child care is a major issue for the North Dakota workforce. Many people, often moms, who want to work are forced into stay-at-home parenthood either because there is no child care available or because child care would cost more than what the job would net for the family. Continue Reading

Child care assistance being expanded

June 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Changes at the state and federal level will allow more North Dakota parents to qualify for child care assistance, but reimbursement levels may not keep up with provider rates. Continue Reading

Heating assistance requests down statewide: Benefit available for low-income family, elderly, disabled

October 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

With the first snow of the season having passed through bringing with it the reminder that North Dakota winters are downright chilly, heating bills are sure to be on the way. Continue Reading