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Willmar Notebook: Tinklenberg top Gusties athlete

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She's only completed her second year on campus, but 2010 Cardinal graduate Alissa Tinklenberg has been voted the Female Student/Athlete of the Year at Gustavus Adolphus College.


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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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