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Flock of 40,000 turkeys in Stearns County to be euthanized

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Huddling up during New London-Spicer’s close loss to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Tuesday are these Wildcats, from left: Lindsay Vagle, Kelsie Rustad, Sydney Stone, Olivia Setterberg and Carley Cronen (14). Both the Jaguars and Wildcats are in Saturday’s tournament at Willmar High School.

Willmar notebook: Fall no time for idleness

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If you are not out in a duck blind this Saturday or at the Gophers homecoming and Big Ten opener against the Iowa Hawkeyes, there’s plenty to choose close at hand.


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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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