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Willmar senior Jack Erickson nears the end of the 6k skate race on the Swan Lake Cross Country Trail which covers many of the climbs and dips of the Eagle Creek Golf Course back 9 Thursday in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

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WILLMAR — Following last season’s un-Minnesota winter, the Willmar Cardinals Nordic team got a home meet Thursday.

Mora and Alexandria were the guests. The 5k races were held on the well-groomed Swan Lake Cross County Trail which loops about the wavy back 9 of the Eagle Creek Golf Course.


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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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