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Early morning voters at Vinje Church in Willmar on Tuesday: By 8:30 a.m., 22 had voted, according to workers, in Ward 2/Precinct 2 which has a three-way city council race, in addition to the state-wide races.
By contrast, at the City Auditorium, 10 had voted by 8:30 a.m. in Ward 3/Precinct 3 which does not have a council seat at stake. Polls are open until 8 p.m.   

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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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