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Kellee Wixo, left, and Brenda Dye are attending North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton after getting laid off from Imation. Both are pursuing health information technology degrees. (Amy Dalrymple/The Forum)

Dislocated workers revise careers at community colleges

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WAHPETON, N.D. - Losing her job was the push Brenda Dye needed.

Dye, 48, always wanted to go back to college, but the single mother didn't think she could swing it while working full time.

Then she was laid off from her job as a security guard for Imation, which led to her enrolling at the North Dakota State College of Science.

"This just pretty much handed me the opportunity," said the Breckenridge, Minn., woman.

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