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The Dorothy Olson Aquatics Center on 22nd Street Southwest in Willmar was closed but there was a "wading pool" Sunday afternoon out front as the retention pond behind Bill Taunton Stadium overflowed following a three-inch rainfall overnight Sunday. Willmar and Bird Island will co-host the 2010 Minnesota Amateur Baseball Tournament. The 2009 tourney starts Thursday in Gaylord and Arlington. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

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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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