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Father and son Steve, right, and Trevor Solem will be on opposing sidelines Friday night when the BOLD Warriors host the Minnewaska Lakers in a prep football game, but will share a common cause. Keshia Solem photo

Tackling cancer part of game plan

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The emotions will run as high as the corn in the adjacent fields Friday evening, at the stadium behind the high school in Olivia, when the Minnewaska Lakers take on the hometown BOLD Warriors.


It’s a father and son on opposite sidelines. It’s a fundraiser, too, for Randy Shaver’s Tackle Cancer campaign to raise awareness and money for cancer research and patient aid.

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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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