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More kids relying on low income student lunches

One in three students in Fargo public schools now gets a free or reduced price lunch. The number is four in ten in Moorhead. The number of students in the area using the federally-subsidized program jumped almost 40 percent in the last year.
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One in three students in Fargo public schools now gets a free or reduced price lunch. The number is four in ten in Moorhead. The number of students in the area using the federally-subsidized program jumped almost 40 percent in the last year.

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