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Child care shortage addressed

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

FAIRMONT — The shortage of child care slots in Fairmont and Martin County and the impact it has on business growth was in the spotlight as possible solutions to the issue were unveiled.

Heidi Hagel Braid, chief program officer at the national non-profit First Children’s Finance, delivered a summary of past, present and future action to build the supply of quality child care to support the local economy.

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Todd County was created on February 20, 1885 (Organized in 1873) from Cass County.  The county was named in honor of John Blair Smith Todd, commander of Fort Ripley (1849-56); general in the Civil War; delegate in Congress from Dakota Territory, 1861 and 1863-65; governor of Dakota Territory, 1869-71.