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One of the last things Kevin Madsen would like to see accomplished in his last month as Civic Center manager is an engineering study.


Willmar, like almost every other community in the state with an ice arena, must kick the Freon habit by the end of the decade.

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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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