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Shutdown has working poor faced with job loss

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People who have worked to get off public assistance are now faced with the prospect of a decision of quitting their jobs in order to care for their children. 

Beth Wilms, Crow Wing County Community Services director, told the county board, the department is continually updating its contingency plan regarding the state shutdown, which cut off funding to various programs.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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