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November 15, 2017
A typical scene of fields and cows just outside the town of Eldon, Missouri, population roughly 5,000; Today, 44 percent of the town's residents live below the poverty line and more than 60 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-cost lunches.  Photo for The Washington Post by Trevor Frost
Despite devastating injuries, football in the heartland is a way to make it through life
November 15, 2017 - 12:24pm
November 11, 2017
Community groups to offer poverty simulations
November 11, 2017 - 12:09am
September 22, 2017
Participants in United Way's "Day in the Life" poverty simulation broke into families and tried to make ends meet. Dave Samson / The Forum
Walking in their shoes: An eye-opening experience simulating life in poverty
September 22, 2017 - 9:45am
September 14, 2017
New Census report: Incomes up, poverty down in Minnesota
September 14, 2017 - 12:39pm
The plains of North Dakota are seen from an aircraft about 45 miles from the North Dakota and Canada border. (Bridget Bennett/The New York Times)
Think rural areas are falling behind? Think again.
September 14, 2017 - 11:39am
July 10, 2017
Nell, 23, left, and Selena Cruz, 23, pose for a selfie outside Casa De Ruby, a Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy Selena Cruz and Nell)
A hidden population: Youth homelessness is on the rise
July 10, 2017 - 8:05pm
April 29, 2017
Children who are educated through TeacHaiti in St. Michel, Haiti, a charity operated by a Concordia College graduate. Special to The Forum
Concordia grad who build schools for fellow Haitians returns to inspire
April 29, 2017 - 7:02pm
April 5, 2017
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NDSU study shows Grand Forks has highest poverty percentage in ND
April 5, 2017 - 5:31pm
January 29, 2017
The risk of death from cancer may depend on where you live
January 29, 2017 - 4:30am
September 30, 2016
Carol Cypher, volunteer manager of the shopping floor, explains how the Open Doors 65 free thrift store works to a new customer Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Fargo.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Fargo's free 'store' for needy struggling as demand increases
September 30, 2016 - 4:15pm
August 4, 2016
Ivan Lima, Jr., and his wife Katia, seen at home Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, in Fargo, are originally from Brazil but plan to root for the United States during the Olympics. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Eyes on Rio: Local Brazilians hope country shines through adversity
August 4, 2016 - 2:06pm
February 3, 2016
Student  Lanie Carter of Stacy Mn., left, gets help with course selection from counselor Michele Jersak in the Resource and Support Center at Century College on Monday, February 1, 2016.  (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)
MnSCU schools seek to serve an increasing need: students in poverty
February 3, 2016 - 9:02pm
April 14, 2015
Adara Thomas, 26, of Richfield, Minn., is a 2013 graduate of the Jeremiah Program in Minneapolis. She was the keynote speaker Tuesday at a luncheon to raise funds for the program in Fargo-Moorhead. Robin Huebner / The Forum
Nonprofit aims to build Fargo campus for single moms in college
April 14, 2015 - 9:21pm
April 1, 2015
NDSU program teaches real-life lessons on poverty
April 1, 2015 - 7:02pm
February 21, 2015
Jay Nereson helps his 5-year-old son, Gracin, learn how to count during a kindergarten prep class at Nokomis Child Care Center in Fargo. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
Groups work to pump up early language skills so kids don’t face 30-million-word deficit
February 21, 2015 - 10:55pm