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Willmar boys, NLS girls gear for state runs


NORTHFIELD -- The Willmar boys are back at the state cross country meet for the sixth straight year, while the New London-Spicer girls return for the first time since 2002.

The state meet is Saturday at St. Olaf College beginning with the Class AA boys at 10 a.m.

The Wildcats, the Section 6A runners-up, are back at state for the 12th time overall. NLS won consecutive Class A state titles from 2000-2002.

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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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