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FALLOUT FROM FEDERAL DEFICIT-CUTTING: Food, housing program slashed

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Bad news for the hungry and homeless in Becker County: Although the need is greater than ever, Mahube Community Council now has less money to help struggling families stay in their homes.

Mahube saw its Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding slashed this year, cut by 78 percent from the year before, because of congressional budget cuts required by majority House Republicans before they would agree to raise the ceiling on the national debt.

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