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Team Bobcat from Litchfield, including Nick Nielson, left, furiously sweep to speed the 38-pound stone as it nears the circular target during the Willmar Curling League Wednesday night in the Blue Line Arena. Sixteen teams are competing in the league that runs through March 17. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

A stone's throw from the action

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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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