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Willmar Cardinal football, as well as Vikings football, is many months off, but there are still topics for discussion.

In August second-year coach Jon Konold could welcome back as many as 55 juniors and seniors from last fall's 5-5 squad. Another 25-30 sophomores, for Willmar uncharacteristically heavy and broad shouldered, will expand the varsity roster to about 80 players.


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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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