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Due to the Minnesota State government shutdown, Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living Inc. is forced to close its Minnesota services effective Monday, July 18th, until a state budget is passed and signed into law.

Our office in Fergus Falls will be closed starting July 18th while our office in Wahpeton will have a reduction in hours. Freedom’s office in Fargo-Moorhead will have a reduction in staff during this period and will be unable to provide services to Minnesota residents.

Fargo-Moorhead’s Youth Leadership Training scheduled for Tuesday, July 19th, has been CANCELED. Fergus Falls’ ADA Celebration and picnic scheduled for Thursday, July 21st, has been CANCELED. The Wahpeton and Fergus Falls’ Youth Leadership Training scheduled for August 11th has been CANCELED. North Dakota residents who have applied for the Youth Leadership Trainings canceled above are encouraged to attend Jamestown’s Youth Leadership Training scheduled for July 28th. Call Freedom Resource Center for further details on making arrangements.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. The situation with the Minnesota State government is a daunting one. Select staff will continue to contact state representatives to express the difficulties people with disabilities are facing during this government shutdown. If you are a Minnesota resident and this shutdown affects you or your family we encourage you to contact your legislators. Contact information can be found on our Advocacy Opportunities page.

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