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YMCA expansion raises concerns with local area fitness clubs. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
YMCA expansion raises concerns with local area fitness clubs. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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YMCA Expansion Has Local Fitness Clubs Concerned [AUDIO]

With the planned construction of a new YMCA Aquatic and Community Center, some local fitness club owners are raising concerns. Recent plans have said that along with a new Aquatic Center, the Y will also be adding additional facilities that owners say may harm their businesses.

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Tim Hutton, Flickr
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Sartell To Contract With YMCA For Wading Pool Operations

Spring is hopefully just around the corner. Tonight (Monday) the Sartell city council discussed their plans to operate the wading pool for this summer.

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Photo via Facebook
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100 Strong, YMCA Swim Team Grows Competitive Swimmers [AUDIO]

The YMCA Swim team is a group of swimmers of varying ages. Evan Shanley is the rookie coach of the team. He says that the team is comprised of kids of a wide variety of ages, and notes that there are currently over 100 swimmers in the program

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YMCA Starts Water Safety Program For The Poor

The Greater Twin Cities YMCA is developing water safety lessons for low-income people in hopes of preventing drownings and luring more minorities into competitive swimming.

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Y Board Approves Plans for Aquatic Center at Whitney Park [AUDIO]

A plan to build an aquatic center in St. Cloud is one step closer to becoming a reality. The St. Cloud Area YMCA Board of Directors today (Wednesday) approved plans to build a $20 million facility.

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YMCA to Partner With St. Cloud on Aquatic Center

The city of St. Cloud had only one organization step up and ask to partner on building and operating a new aquatic center. Mayor Dave Kleis says the YMCA and the city will work to move forward on building the facility.

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Family Snow Games At Riverside Park Will Go On [AUDIO]

The name might be confusing, but on Saturday, Riverside Park in St. Cloud will be the site of the Family Snow Games.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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Nearly 350 Bank Associates Participate in Day of Volunteer Work for Salvation Army and YMCA [AUDIO]

A couple of area nonprofits are getting major facelifts today, thanks to the collaboration of volunteers from ING Direct. It's their 5th annual "Orange Days of Giving" event. Folks who normally spend the 9 to 5 workday in banking are swinging hammers, landscaping, painting walls and more at the St. Cloud Salvation Army and the YMCA.

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St. Cloud YMCA and City of St. Cloud Team Up to Explore the Creation of a Community Center [AUDIO]

The YMCA and the city of St. Cloud are exploring a very exciting partnership.

They're looking into building a city-funded community center with an aquatics facility. From now until the end of the year, the YMCA will be talking with the public and conducting studies to gauge needs and interests.

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Bomb Threat Forces Brainerd YMCA Evacuation

The Brainerd Family YMCA was evacuated and evening activities canceled after a threatening message was discovered on a changing room wall. Dozens of children - some wearing only swimsuits or shorts - were forced out into the cold Wednesday while police made an initial assessment of the building.

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