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Operation HELP sees increased need, utilities tell the tale

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Operation HELP has begun to notice the effects of downturn in the nation's economy, according to Monica Weekes, president of the charity's board of directors.


Last spring when utilities were allowed to turn off the fuel and electricity to customers who were behind on their bills, the organization got more than the usual number of calls from people asking for help.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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