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Summer recreation students learn about fish at the Izaak Walton League site last August. Red Wing YMCA Youth Development Director Josh Thygesen said the program has expanded in recent years to include enrichment, more field trips and other offerings. (Republican Eagle file photo)

City boosts summer rec funding


The city will contribute $7,500 more than planned to the Red Wing YMCA’s summer recreation program this year to keep the growing program strong.

Red Wing YMCA Youth Development Director Josh Thygesen asked the council to consider upping its funding from $5,000 to $12,500 for 2014, which it approved.

Last year the program got a $20,000 grant from General Mills, but later found out it was one-time money that it wasn’t eligible for this year, Thygesen said.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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