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Letter to the Editor by Amber Smith-Heinert

Dear Editor,

When I initially joined the Missouri Valley Family YMCA I believed, like many, that it was a wonderful facility that allowed me to achieve my fitness goals. What I soon found out, in addition to the amazing facility, was the impact the Y has on our kids and our community. The Y understands that in order to truly impact a community we must invest in our kids and our families

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Interview with “Trail Blazer” Ian Easton

Interview by Don Morrison

Ian Easton racing at the Dakota 50 near Spearfish, SD in 2011.

Ian Easton, 32, is a mountain bike racer. Ian’s enthusiasm and hard work is contagious and inspiring. He’s raced in many events around North Dakota, as well as the Almanzo 100 near Spring Val­ley, MN and the Dakota 50 in Spear­fish SD, where he was 37th of 600 last year. He rides with Grimsly’s Garage and the Burleigh County Bicycle Cult. Born and raised in Bismarck, Easton bartends at the Sports Page. In the wintertime, he plays amateur basket­ball and does a lot of training at the Missouri Valley Family YMCA.

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