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Doug Sawatzky works his triceps Monday at the Kandiyohi?County Area Family YMCA in Willmar. The YMCA is participating in the "Biggest Loser Minnesota Challenge" to encourage people to adopt healthy lifestyles. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

YMCA to participate in statewide challenge


WILLMAR -- Are you ready to become a loser?

The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA is participating in a statewide "Biggest Loser Minnesota Challenge" to encourage people to visit the gym, adopt healthful eating habits and lose weight.

Registration to join the competition is open through Sunday. The challenge starts Monday and runs through April 15.

Dean Madsen, health and wellness director at the Y, is seeing a good response.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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