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This shows the preliminary concept plan of the Alexandria YMCA Phase II expansion. The addition would be located directly behind the current administrative offices and gymnasium, with access via the north doors. The outdoor field space improvements would take place on the current field space prepared as part of Phase I. (Drawing by JLG Architects)

Alexandria Y announces major expansion plan

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An expansion plan is in the works for the Alexandria YMCA.

The official start of a $2.5 million YMCA Phase II Expansion Capital Campaign was announced during the Y's recent "Dining Around Douglas" event.


Alexandria Area YMCA Executive Director Jeff Bartholomew, along with Jon Ballou, YMCA board chair and capital campaign co-chair, announced the new plan.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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