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Willmar notebook: Long road back for Litchfield family

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Last night the Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato’s boys hockey team was to have played at Cardinal Arena.

The U.S. Highway 12 meeting was postponed for a second time. The original date was Jan. 4, another day of bad weather, and 24 hours after the Dragons’ hockey coach was in a bad traffic accident between Orono and Maple Plain.


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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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