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The Rev. Matt Peterson of Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer talks of ways to decrease poverty as he addresses an audience Thu-rsday at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Group faces long odds as it fights to eliminate poverty

WILLMAR -- The goal of A Minnesota Without Poverty is to eliminate poverty in the state by 2020.

It's a tall order, because Minnesota's poverty level has been rising in recent years. A Minnesota Without Poverty conducted five meetings around the state Thursday night with the goal of discussing ways of eliminating poverty.

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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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