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THE TREND: Giving children the basics; a faithful volunteer; Traill County water official to change plea

HIDDEN NEED: Giving children the basics Lindy Sund knows all too well how poverty affects children. The Grand Forks mother had two daughters, both 5 and younger, when she sought government aid after a five-year marriage ended in divorce. HIDDEN N...

The Trend
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  • HIDDEN NEED: Giving children the basics

Lindy Sund knows all too well how poverty affects children. The Grand Forks mother had two daughters, both 5 and younger, when she sought government aid after a five-year marriage ended in divorce .

  • HIDDEN NEED: Seniors face complex needs

Vera Yoder and Geraldine Whitebird reside in one of Grand Forks' low-income housing complexes, where they receive a weekday noon meal and have help getting groceries, paying bills and handling other tasks of daily living .

  • HOMETOWN HEROES: Faithful volunteer

When the bells of St. Stephen Catholic Church stop ringing, as they do on occasion, Gary Anderson climbs two ladders to reach the tower where they are housed . Nineteen rungs later, the 71-year-old reaches a hatch measuring 15-by-17 inches, which when wiggled through, leads to a drafty space where three bronze bells and their motor system await his tinkering skills

  • Former Traill County water official to change plea

A Jan. 20 change of plea hearing has been set for the former Traill Rural Water District manager, who was charged earlier this year with a felony offense after investigators say he mismanaged more than $10,000 in funds related to a multimillion-dollar Traill County water project.

  • Lancaster, Minn., teen injured in rollover

Lancaster, Minn., teenager was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday night  near Strandquist, Minn. Katie Wilwant, 16, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville southbound on U.S. Highway 59, south of Strandquist, at about 7 p.m. Sunday, when she lost control of the car on an icy patch of the highway.

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