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Willmar's Kayli Gimse, left, grabs an offensive rebound before Bemidji's Kayla Hirt (20) in the first half at Willmar Saturday. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Willmar girls suffer first loss of season

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WILLMAR - Two teams put on a show to justify their lofty rankings on Saturday afternoon at the high school.

In a mild upset, Bemidji (9-1), ranked No. 6 in Class AAA, handed No. 4 Willmar its first loss 70-64 in non-conference girls basketball.


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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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