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Avian influenza strikes Stearns County turkey flock

Kyle Tadd of Montevideo fishes Saturday below the new dam on Mill Pond on the Middle Fork of the Crow River in New London. The air temperature as the sun rose Saturday was in the high 30s, about 10 degrees below normal. The wind was the real problem, reaching speeds of 25 to 35 mph. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Choppy waters make fishing an arduous task; waters quiet down on Mother’s Day

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What a time for gale from  the northwest.


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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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