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City endorses 11-county anti-poverty project


The Havre City Council has agreed to support a grass-roots poverty reduction project that could mean millions of dollars for north-central Montana in the next 10 years.

The project is one of several in an eight-state region served by the Northwest Area Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minn.

Paul Tuss, executive director of Bear Paw Development Corp., told the council that Hill County and 10 other rural Montana counties were selected by the foundation to use a $600,000 planning grant to develop a comprehensive poverty reduction plan for north-central Montana.

The 11-co...

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