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Ridgewater's Kampsen signs with St. Cloud State


Shane Kampsen, a first-team All-America catcher at Ridgewater College, signed a letter of intent during the early signing period to play for St. Cloud State University starting in the fall of 2011.

Kampsen, a Paynesville graduate, was selected as the MCAC Player of the Year after posting a .530 batting average with 62 hits, 63 RBI and six home runs among 27 extra-base hits. He finished as the NJCAA Division III leader in hitting average and ranked third in RBI.

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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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