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Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Kicking poverty up a notch

According to the Kids Count report, 1 million more children lived in poverty by 2004 than did in the year 2000.

South Dakota, however, ranked 14 in the nation for the well being of children in the report sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore. Fifteen percent of the state's children live in poverty, accord to the report.

North Dakota ranked number 9 in the nation for the well being of children. The number 1 state was New Hampshire, with Mississippi coming in last.

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