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The ABCs of creating a YMCA: Local group moves forward to develop center in Bemidji

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BEMIDJI — It all started because a mother got mad.

“I was calling around to different hotels, trying to figure out how much it would cost to bring the kids to swim once a week, to keep them active this winter,” said Tina Johnson, of Bemidji. “It was ridiculous.”


With that, she renewed an effort to establish a YMCA in Bemidji.

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