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Andy Sorenson of Brooten (06) and Bill Winfield (53) of LeRoy body slam mortally wounded No. 27, steered by Brandon Ritt of New London, near the end of the 11-entry Compact class. Winfield outlasted Sorenson for first. Ritt took home the third-place money. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

Kandiyohi County Fair demo derby: Braking Bad

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WILLMAR — Demolition derby fans eager for heavy-metal hits filled the long grandstand and the pit risers to conclude four evenings of motor madness at the Kandiyohi County Fair Saturday evening.


Helped by four days of perfect weather, upwards of 1,000 spectators took in the crashes courses in six car and truck disciplines.

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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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