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Tough choices for North Dakota hungry

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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.

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"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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