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WASECA, Minn. (AP) — After 94 years, the American Red Cross in Waseca is closing its doors as part of a nationwide cost-cutting strategy.

The chapter’s current director is Jane Frye. She says the closure won’t mean the organization’s presence will end. She says the Red Cross will still provide disaster-related services and CPR classes, but the details still need to be worked out.

She predicts the price will go up for certain services.

Operation of the Waseca Red Cross will be taken over by the chapters in Rice and LeSueur counties. A Free Press of Mankato report says a date for the Waseca closure hasn’t been set.

Red Cross chapters are also being consolidated elsewhere. Goodhue and Winona counties will combine to form one chapter. Freeborn and Mower counties will also unite.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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