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Students picked out backpacks last year as part of Project Community Connect. (Crystal Dey/Echo Press)

United Way gives families back-to-school boost

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Back-to-school season is an exciting and sometimes terrifying time for kids.

They start school with new classmates, shop for the new "it" brand of clothes and shoes, and express themselves through what style backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils they choose to use. But some kids don't have a choice. Some adults don't either.


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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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