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Tribune photo by Tom Larson Northwoods League umpire Michael Hains calls a strike during the Willmar Stingers’ game against the Waterloo Bucks on July 17 at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar.

Pro ball is the call for NWL umpires

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By Jacob Belgum

It’s easy to imagine how hard it is to get into the major leagues as a ballplayer, but it may be even more difficult to make it as an umpire.

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