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Carole Cochran, project director for South Dakota Kids Count, speaks Tuesday at the Mitchell Congregational United Church of Christ. (Chris Huber/Republic)

39,000 SD children live in poverty

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There are 39,000 South Dakota kids who live in poverty -- enough to fill Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins.

That's a mental image Carole Cochran, South Dakota Kids Count project director, left with a small group of people who attended an update on the status of South Dakota children Tuesday evening in Mitchell.


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