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Commissioners believe if recipients of work-related assistance are educated, they're in greater position to find way out of poverty


WILLMAR -- With statistics showing that a lack of education is a sure ticket to poverty, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners want to make a high school diploma mandatory when receiving work-related public assistance.

Not incorporating a diploma or a general educational development requirement is a "disservice" to people who are striving to achieve economic independence and employment stability, said Commissioner Harlan Madsen.

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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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