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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.

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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

Johnson reminds South Dakotans to apply for rural energy funding

March 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., this week reminded South Dakota farmers, ranchers and businesses about the availability of federal grants and loan guarantees that help cut their energy costs. Continue Reading

$276M to help rebuild ND highways

January 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The Devils Lake Basin and other flood-damaged regions of North Dakota soon will receive a total of $276 million in federal highway funding to help recover from the devastating floods of 2011.
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Heating assistance funds added to omnibus bill

December 21, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced Monday that $3.5 billion in critical heating assistance funding was included in the Omnibus Bill that passed the U.S. Senate by a vote of 89-10. Continue Reading