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Last year, the drive collected 12,091 coats and accessories in 47 cities in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Regional Coats for Kids program left out in cold

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After 25 years of collecting donated winter wear, Fargo television station KVLY has discontinued its popular "Coats for Kids" clothing drive, leaving the local Salvation Army scrambling to keep a smaller version of the program going this fall.

"It was very much a surprise," said Tai Clark, family services director at the Salvation Army office in Fargo, which serves Cass and Clay counties.

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