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The excitement of snowmobile racing will return to Willmar on Jan. 12 when Foot Lake is host to the third U.S. X-Country Circuit race of the season. This file photo shows a 2003 race in Willmar. (Tribune file photo)

Foot Lake in Willmar, Minn., to host Jan. 12 snowmobile race


WILLMAR — For those who think that Foot Lake belongs to the likes of “Grumpy Old Men’’ huddled in their ice fishing houses in the cold of January, try this.

The lake will be host to the season’s third United States X-Country Circuit snowmobile race of the season on Jan. 12. The event could attract up to 2,000 spectators, racers, fans and support teams to the lake.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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