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Don’t forget your lunch money

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WINDOM — A majority of public school districts in Minnesota deny hot lunch — or any lunch in some cases — to children who can’t afford it.

In a survey released last week by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, 46 Minnesota school districts told Mid-Mi…continue reading on dglobe.com

House votes to expand health coverage for poor Minnesotans

February 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

More than 35,000 low-income Minnesotans would gain health-care coverage under a bill the House approved Monday.
Representative Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth, said the federal government would pick up most of the cost under a new health-care law. Continue Reading

Low-income housing plan gets tax break

November 15, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

A project to build a 24-unit townhome development for low to moderate income families will receive a tax break from the city of Alexandria.
At its meeting Tuesday night, the city council voted 3-2 to approve a tax increment financing (TIF) request for Deer Ridge Townhomes. 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

Census: 1 in 2 people are in poverty or low-income

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The latest census data depict a middle class that’s shrinking as unemployment stays high and the government’s safety net frays. The new numbers follow years of stagnating wages for the middle class that have hurt millions of workers and families. Continue Reading

Housing crunch help on the way

December 10, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Funds for affordable housing could help balance supply and demand for lodging in western North Dakota, officials said Thursday.
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Low-income criterion sees little change

June 10, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Though qualifications for low-income housing in Stark County hasn’t changed much over the past year, rent in the area has skyrocketed and more affordable housing may be available in Dickinson as early as August if construction goes as planned. Continue Reading

Agencies here say shrinking budgets affect those they serve

May 5, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

Some services for low- and moderate-income people may come to end or be greatly curtailed as local agencies deal with shrinking budgets from federal cuts, according to local agency leaders who gathered for what was termed a Community Coalition meeting Wednesday.
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RCRC hosts hearing for grant

November 19, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

The Roosevelt-Custer Regional Council held a public hearing to gather input about the distribution of approximately $302,500 in grant funding.
The Community Development Block Grant will be available for Region 8, which covers Stark, Adams, Billings, Dunn, Golden Valley, Slope, Hettinger and Bowman counties. Continue Reading

North Dakota has options for uninsured children

September 25, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

The number of children enrolled in two of the three of low- cost or free health coverage programs available in North Dakota has risen over the past year.
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