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Student Laura Christianson, left, said it was overwhelming to see the true expenses of her family, and Jenna Stauffenecker said the exercise has helped her to start thinking about her future. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Willmar, Minn., seventh-graders learn about budgeting using family’s real expenses


WILLMAR — Seventh-grader Gabriella Larson thinks things like food and housing are way too expensive.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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