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County assistance helps people gain work skills, jobs and independence


WILLMAR -- The challenges of being a 27-year-old woman with four kids but no high school diploma, no off-the-farm job experience and no driver's license could seem insurmountable to many.

But that is the life that "Mary" leads. She also was forced to leave an abusive home situation for the safety of the women's shelter.

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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.
(320) 894-9750