Bemidji ACLU office closing

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Oct 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union plans to close its Bemidji office by the end of the month due to budget cutbacks.

The office will officially close Oct. 31.

During the past nine years, the office worked to reduce racial disparities faced by communities of color, notably the American Indian population, in Beltrami, Becker, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca and Mahnomen counties, as well as the Red Lake, White Earth and Leech Lake Nations.

Unlike many nonprofit organizations, the ACLU is not eligible for government grants.

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