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February 11, 2014
Use of SNAP, TANF down in N.D.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Though North Dakota’s population is growing, the use of social safety-net programs within the state has dropped. There was a 9 percent decrease in the use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families from October 2012 to September 2013, said Carol Cartledge, director...
news / state
February 11, 2014 - 7:46am
November 1, 2013
SNAP helps 1,637 people in Stutsman
As of September, 937 households in Stutsman County were participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, said Heather Steffl, public information manager for the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Within those 937 households were 1,637 individuals, she said. SNAP...
news / local
November 1, 2013 - 7:57am
Food stamp cuts worry pantries
GRAND FORKS — A woman walked slowly through the food pantry at the St. Joseph’s Social Care and Thrift Store in Grand Forks on Thursday, examining each shelf as a volunteer advised how much of each she could choose. “I’m on food stamps but I don’t want to be,” she said...
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November 1, 2013 - 7:56am
November 19, 2011
USDA targets stores in food stamp trafficking
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A criminal swindle of the nation's $64.7 billion food stamp program is playing out at small neighborhood stores around the country, where thousands of retailers are suspected of trading deals with customers, exchanging lesser amounts of cash for their stamps. Authorities...
nation and world / news
November 19, 2011 - 8:00pm
July 27, 2011
N.D. food stamp use increases
A new study released this week shows food stamp usage in North Dakota and across the country has increased since the recession began in 2007. The North Dakota Department of Human Services had 20,395 households enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in June 2007,...
July 27, 2011 - 7:40am
March 2, 2011
SNAP an important safety net
North Dakota's economy has been chuggin' along -- black gold, a $1 billion budget surplus, the nation's lowest unemployment -- and then we read that a record number of the state's residents are on food stamps. A rising tide was supposed to raise all ships. What happened? What does...
editorials / opinion
March 2, 2011 - 7:27am
February 11, 2010
North Dakotans food stamp use swells
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Officials say the number of needy North Dakotans getting assistance for groceries is growing. Federal Agriculture Department figures show North Dakota had an average of 53,070 people per month receiving food stamps in fiscal 2009. That's up from 48,412...
February 11, 2010 - 2:10pm