“It’s crunch time for Rick Terzick. The director of the Cochran House men’s homeless shelter in Hastings faces a May 31 deadline to come up with a long-term funding solution, or it may have to close.

The 32-bed shelter faced a similar dilemma late last year. A short-term agreement with Dakota County allowed it to keep operating through the spring.

Terzick said part of the reason they fell into this reoccurring financial crisis is the lack of available grant dollars.”

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