“These little things add up really fast,” Deanna Fritz said as her two boys, Alexander and Christopher, both 6, made their way down a line of various school supplies, filling their bags at the First United Methodist Church on Friday.

Until recently, Fritz was a truck driver at the Eagle Butte mine. Since workers were sent home six weeks ago, she, her husband and their seven kids have been living off his salary alone.

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