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‘Curling can get you hooked’


WILLMAR — Who are these people?

These curlers from the Northeast, the Midwest, the West Coast and the 50th state, or is it the 49th?

We know they are here all week for the 2013 USA Curling Mixed National Championship.

Except for the three midwest rinks — North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin — teams flew in to Minneapolis on Friday or early Saturday morning.  

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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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