ST. CLOUD - It's day 12 of the state government shutdown, and many area nonprofits are feeling the crunch.

Noreen Dunnells with the United Way of Central Minnesota. She spoke with WJON this morning. Dunnells said the United Way has the ability to help the 44 programs it serves in the short term - but not the long:

Dunnells says the United Way started anticipating the shutdown over a month ago and began making plans to help the 15 area programs that receive state funding.

So far, 2 have received the funds to keep their doors open.

But, Dunnells says two area agencies - Tri-Cap and Senior Linkage - have shuttered their doors completely during the shutdown.