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Tough economy brings more people in search of assistance financially


WILLMAR -- Signs of a tough economy are being seen in increased requests for services at the Heartland Community Action Agency. At the same time, federal stimulus is helping to meet some of the needs of those living in poverty.

Heartland, which serves Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker and Renville counties, received $3.5 million in federal stimulus money, said Deb Brandt, community outreach director.

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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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