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Beltrami County, Red Lake partner to address foster care home shortage

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Children throughout the Bemidji area are anxiously awaiting the first day of school. “What will I wear?” and “Will I make new friends?” are among the questions they may ask themselves. But for others, those questions will be “Where will I live?” and “Who will take care of me?”


A portion of the population has been making due with less than adequate resources, and there aren’t enough foster homes to fit the needs of children in the area, officials say.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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