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Region feeling pinch from rising food costs

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In February, food prices climbed at their fastest rate in almost three years and local residents, retailers and food pantries are already feeling the pinch.

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The 0.4 percent overall price increase was pushed in part by rising meat, poultry, egg and produce prices, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at www.grandforksherald.com and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to bjewett@gfherald.com. 
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