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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton One of two snowblowers deployed Tuesday afternoon after school works on clearing one of the eight tennis courts at New London-Spicer High School. The NLS boys tennis team will open its season next Tuesday on these courts versus St. John’s Prep, assuming the snow is gone.

Willmar notebook: Knock, knock, knockin’ on spring’s door


No one can quite remember a winter like this.

It’s been cold and wet before and there have been early April snowfalls, but ….

Since when has so much snow cover carried the spring season?

In 15 years caring for the playfields of Willmar, Ken Nelson can’t remember anything like this.

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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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