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Stark County poverty numbers skewed by oil boom


Although the percentage of children living in poverty in Stark County might seem low compared to the national average, those numbers might not be telling the entire story.

Only 11 percent of children in Stark County are classified as living in poverty, according to recently released University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute numbers, although one Community Action administrator in Dickinson said that number -- significantly lower than the national average -- is misleading.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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