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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.

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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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(320) 214-4340
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