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Rose Jackson inks a National letter of Intent to enroll at Division 1 North Dakota State on Wednesday morning at Willmar Senior High School. The document was soon faxed to the campus in Fargo. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Willmar, Minn., sprinter signs with NDSU


Wednesday morning, Rose Jackson, a 17-year-old Willmar senior, signed a National Letter of Intent to attend North Dakota State University and compete for the Bison track and field team.

The University is getting not only a track star but a superior student. Rose is a straight A student considering a major in mathematics or engineering.

She also visited the U of M campus (“Too big”) and corresponded with Cornell in the Ivy League (“Too much paperwork”).

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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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