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A 200-ton crane, so tall it sometimes has to have lights on it when working near an airport, will be at the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA in Willmar for a few more weeks while 10-by-31-foot, 46,000-pound segments will be added to the 13,993-square-foot expansion at the facility. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Major addition at the YMCA beginning to take shape

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WILLMAR — Motorists rubbernecked Tuesday as they drove by the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA in Willmar.

A crane with 160-foot boom caught the bypassers’ attention as it lifted precast concrete wall segments — each weighing more than 20 tons — into place.

“It’s put together like a big puzzle,” said Tim Daniels, the Y’s building and grounds director.

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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