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Burgett garners top prize at MD/LD 5k


WILLMAR -- Fourteen-year-old Ben Burgett of Spicer led a record field at the Memorial Day/Law Day 5k Run/Walk on Saturday morning.

The Community Christian School eighth grader paced a pack of over 250 runners and walkers from the Flags of Honors, around the Robbins Island Loop and along the puddled Foot Lake Trail to the highway bridge and back in ideal conditions.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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