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(Tribune file photo by Rand Middleton) The Wednesday night curling league at the Blue Line Arena continues to gain in popularity.

Willmar to bid on U.S. national curling bonspiel


WILLMAR -- A national curling championship bonspiel at Willmar? It could happen.

The Willmar Curling Club is preparing a bid.

Fargo hosted the annual event in February. Philadelphia is the site of the 2012 tournament which will determine both a men's and women's team champion.

The previous three year the USA Curling championships were held in Kalamazoo, Mich., Denver and Bismarck, N.D.

But little old Willmar?

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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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