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Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Faces Big Cuts

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Hundreds of Minnesota kids in need will be affected as Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities says they’ll be stopping services in eight counties.

The move will affect about 600 kids and their mentors.

At the end of the month, the agency will no longer operate in Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Goodhue, McLeod, Scott, Sherburne, and Wright counties.

The program in Minnesota is the 6th largest in the U.S., serving nearly 3,000 kids last year.

The cutbacks are due to a decrease in financial support.

Officials say they lost nearly $600,000 in funds from their major donors.

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