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Jason Steele of rural Spicer takes part in the black powder shoot held Wednesday night at the Willmar Indoor Range at the Willmar City Auditorium.This was the second shoot of the season, with two more to come in February and March. Tribune photos by Ron Adams

Turning back time

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WILLMAR - The Willmar Indoor Range at the City Auditorium has seen its share of handguns, rifles and pistols over the years, but not anything like what is loading and firing down the line this winter.

It would have been unheard of in the days of these rifles to have an indoor place to practice. Honing one's craft in accuracy was done practically - by hunting and in conflict. There weren't even pop cans to place on fence posts.

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