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Tribune photo by Ron Adams Schwegman’s Cleaners owners Julie and Dan Tollefson pose at their business in February.

Willmar notebook: Head boys hockey coach Tollefson steps down


Willmar boys hockey head coach Dan Tollefson handed in his resignation to activities director Ryan Blahosky on Monday.

“Julie and I had thought and prayed about it,” Dan told me Wednesday in his cubbyhole office at Schwegman’s Cleaners.

“There’s no drama. The kids were great, the parents were great. Even when there were issues, they were respectful. With work and family it just caught up with me.”

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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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