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RICH IN SPIRIT, POOR IN NUMBERS…

RICH IN SPIRIT, POOR IN NUMBERS…

Although many of us who live here love the area, we are more rich in spirit than bank accounts. Parts of the Chippewa Valley are some of the poorest places in all of Wisconsin.

A new report from the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin says Eau Claire county and parts of Chippewa County trail only Milwaukee when it comes to poverty.

The study says 14-percent of people in Eau Claire County live below the poverty line and another 28-percent can barely afford their day-to-day essentials.

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