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Tony Dorn, right, of Brower Construction of Belgrade thwarts a fastbreak layup with a clean block on Jason Kron of Buffalo Wild Wings (Albertville) Saturday at the 10-team Willmar Community Education and Recreation Men's Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Willmar Senior High School. The Wild Wings easily won the quarterfinal game, 97-47, on the way to the title game where the defending champions nipped Northwestern College Alumni, 67-64. Kron blocked a Northwestern College Alumni three-point attempt...

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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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