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Unemployment decreases; food support increases

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Since 2009, the number of individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly called food support, has almost doubled in Douglas County. The number of health care assistance cases has also grown.


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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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