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Formula puts child protection funds at risk

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A new formula allocating funds for the protection of children and vulnerable adults has Hubbard County officials concerned it could cause more government intrusion into families' lives and result in fewer dollars to counties that take a more cautious approach.

The Social Services Act of 1970 apportioned money for states to deal with socioeconomic issues involving children and adults.

Minnesota gets $85 million to divide between its counties for those services.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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