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This graph illustrates the rising number of income maintenance cases in Hubbard County. (Source: Hubbard County Social Services)

Social Services case loads on rise while funding starts to run dry

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The rising need for public assistance is on a collision course with program funds dwindling too rapidly to keep pace.

And what will happen to society when government at all levels has fostered a dependence on programs and assistance that will either suffer cuts or sunset clauses, rendering them obsolete?

Those are among the massive worries Daryl Bessler carries on his shoulders these days.

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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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