(St. Paul, MN)  —  Nonprofits in Minnesota are feeling the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Newly released state data indicates that nearly 200 nonprofits in the state closed their doors some time between April 2020 and March 2021.  The organizations that shutdown advocated for awareness and change in many areas, including climate change, religion, disease, poverty, and education.  Officials say some of the factors that set off the closures include increased need, fewer volunteers, and difficulty holding fundraisers.