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Douglas County to outsource sliding fee child care?

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Douglas County's basic sliding fee child care program could affect 124 families and 190 children if the program is transferred to the West Central Community Action Partnership (CAP) agency in Elbow Lake.


Douglas County Social Services Director Mike Woods said if the program migrates, a local presence could be lost but it could also free up the need for one financial worker in his office.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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