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Decreasing food support nationally, increasing tax locally

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BEMIDJI -- We’re running out of propane to heat our homes, the MNsure medical assistance enrollment option is backfiring and now the federal government has decided to cut food funding.


As of Feb. 1, approximately 200 people in Beltrami County lost their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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