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Krause glad she ended up in Willmar


Andrea Krause took a roundabout route to Ridgewater College. The 2010 graduate of Bloomington Kennedy first went a little east to Rosemount to attend Dakota County Technical College.

She planned to pitch for the BlueKnight softball team, which announced plans to transition to NJCAA Division II. Unlike Division III, that meant scholarship money. Krause could live at home, get a big chunk of her tuition discounted and play the sport she'd excelled in since seventh grade.

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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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