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2013 USA Mixed National Curling Championship starts Saturday, bringing 10 teams to Willmar from all over the U.S.

USA Curling Mixed National Championship comes to Willmar starting Saturday


WILLMAR -- Lyle Sieg is no stranger to this part of the country. “If you’re going to curl, you’ve got to go where the curling is and that means North Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota.”

Sieg is the skip, that is, captain, of Team Washington, which will be competing in the curling tournament this weekend in Willmar. Sieg is a civil engineer in his day job living in Tacoma but will be flying into Minneapolis today from Phoenix where he has been attending a conference.

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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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