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YMCA reports healthy first year

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The critics appear to have been silenced. The New Richmond Area YMCA signed its first lease with the City of New Richmond on March 8, 2004.

Now, a year later, things are going better than anyone could have imagined.

According to Executive Director Darian Blattner, the YMCA membership numbers are well ahead of early projections.


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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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