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Poverty-fighting Organization Celebrates 50 Years of Service

Updated: 08/04/2014 11:30 PM
Created: 08/04/2014 11:25 PM WDIO.com

A group working to reduce poverty here in the Northland is celebrating 50 years.

Community Action is celebrating by having people ride 50 miles for the 50 years of their service. 

Community Action is all over the nation, and in all 87 counties in Minnesota. 

The bicyclists will arrive in Duluth tomorrow for a conference to celebrate their work. 

Director Angie Miller says the fight agaist poverty has come a long ways in the five decades, but there is still work to do. 

"Our urban areas have some high poverty rates, and there's some high poverty rates among children, and really any poverty is unacceptable," Miller said. "And you know a lot of people are in poverty due to job loss from no fault of their own."

The conference at the DECC runs through Friday.

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