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Continued: St. Paul YMCA and police start Somali girls swim group

  • Article by: NICOLE NORFLEET , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 18, 2013 - 6:16 AM

Funding for the group comes from two metrowide water safety grants from Hawkins Inc. and Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation. The police department helps provide transportation for the girls to the YMCA.


Nicole Norfleet • 612-673-4495

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