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WILLMAR -- The national poverty rate dropped three-tenths of a percent from 2005 to 2006, according to the Census Bureau.

The bureau reported Tuesday that the rate dropped from 12.6 percent in 2005 to 12.3 percent last year.


A 0.3 percent decrease in the rate would mean that hundreds of thousands of people moved out of poverty, but is that what those numbers really mean?

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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