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Published November 15, 2013, 07:43 PM

Minnesota's "Give to the Max" campaign had a crashed website yesterday

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A crashed website put the brakes on Minnesota's "Give to the Max" campaign yesterday.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A crashed website put the brakes on Minnesota's "Give to the Max" campaign yesterday.

The aim of the predominately online annual event was to pledge money to charitable organizations across the state over a one day period.

But a more than six hour long website crash, starting at noon, pulled the rug right out from under small organizations that were left frustrated after putting in effort to gather support for the event.

Laura Morlock/Pathways Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Associate Director: "It was really unfortunate that the crash happened right when you're starting to feel the momentum of a day-- on a day we gear up for and advertise and promote on social media and technology. So, when technology failed, it was a little difficult to figure out what to do."

Despite the snafu, more than $17,000,000 was donated statewide through the program.

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