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Audrey Thayer sits at her desk Friday surrounded by stacks of papers representing the stories of people she has helped during the past nine years as coordinator for the ACLU’s Greater Minnesota Racial Justice Project in Bemidji. Crystal Dey|Bemidji Pioneer

ACLU office in Bemidji to close: Organization cites budgetary concerns

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BEMIDJI — Walking through the barren halls of what was once a vital office, a man finds his way to the last furnished room.

"Can you help me?" he asked in strained English.


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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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