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Across region, poverty among children rising at quicker rate than rest of U.S.

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WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County has a higher rate of child poverty than the state or the nation.

So do several other counties in west central Minnesota.


Representatives of the Children's Defense Fund in Willmar Monday said they expect those rates to rise higher as more recent information is received to reflect the impact of the recession.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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