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Care provider Heidi Brouhad plays with Gavin Bulthuis, 1, March 23 in the infant room at the YMCA Child Care Center at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building in Willmar. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Declining calls for day care could be sign of economic troubles

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WILLMAR -- Last year the YMCA child care center fielded five to six calls every day from people looking for childcare services.

This year they've been getting five to six calls a week.

"There is a change there," said Donna Brau, child care program director of the center, located at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building in Willmar. "People are losing their jobs and staying home."

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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