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WILLMAR -- Helping low-income families go to work instead of going on welfare is what Sharon Bakker does every day at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building.


Bakker has been an employment counselor at Job Service since 1998 and currently manages the Diversionary Work Program, which is a four-month plan to put low-income parents to work while they receive finan

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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