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Advertisement photo Brian Dick of Thief River Falls won the Detroit Lakes 200 on Jan. 5. The USX-Country snowmobile races start 9 a.m. today at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds.

Snowmobiling: Hot sleds setting out on Foot

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WILLMAR  — Just in time the weather forecast predicts the mercury dropping down, down, down to around 10 degrees today.

After two days of thaw, drizzle and soft rain, it’s just what the snowmobile racers needed: a firm course on west Foot Lake for the Willmar Lakes Area 100.


Racing starts at 9 a.m. off the northwest point of the county fairgrounds.

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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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