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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa football is playing in a section final for the first time since 1997 with these offensive starters: kneeling, from left, tackle Lee Borgerding, guard Tommy Cebulla, center Alex Schumann, guard Jared Steffensen, tackle Jackson Gregory. Back row, from left, wide out James Kuefler, wing back Patrick Rooney, quarterback Brian Goodwin, fullback Austin Kollman, wing back Alex Wosmek and wide out Tyler Tensen.

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BELGRADE -- October has been a month of tragedy and triumph at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School.

The community lost a beloved educator when Richard Vos died in a traffic accident on the morning of Oct. 16, a Tuesday. Students reacted with grief and shock at the sudden loss of the 38-year-old wrestling coach and math teacher.


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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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