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Willmar notebook: State track and field a spectacle

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The Minnesota Track and Field meet is quite unlike any other in the MSHSL bonfire of tournaments.

Hamline University provides a terrific nine-lane 400-meter track at Klas Field. Fans fill the stadium seating which looks north toward the fairgrounds a mile distant. Unlike other state festivals, there are 10 or 12 things going on at once.


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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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