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Prep football: Central Lakes Conference adding Bemidji, Grand Rapids, Moorhead


Just like the Big 10 — minus the uptick in revenue — the Central Lakes Conference football league is growing.

Bemidji, Grand Rapids and Moorhead are in as of this fall. All have been independents, like Notre Dame.

The three newbies will form the North Division with Brainerd, Fergus Falls and Alexandria.

In the South Division, Willmar’s companions will be St. Cloud Tech and St. Cloud Apollo, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Rocori.

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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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