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Welfare check. The first thought that pops into your mind when you hear those two words defines from which side of the tracks you hail.


In the Echo Press office, we listen to the police scanner to stay informed on what's happening in the area. One of the services law enforcement provides is a welfare check, a visit to a residence to inquire on a person's well-being.

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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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