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FARGO -- When her husband was hurt in a firefighting accident in 2005, stay-at-home mom Kirsten Olson struggled to scrape by as she cared for her spouse and three children in their Washburn, N.D., home.


"There was no income, so it's like, what do you do?" she recalled. "Do you buy food for your family, or do you pay your bills?"

A study released Tuesday suggests a growing number of North Dakotans are being forced to make such difficult decisions.

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