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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton On the next-to-last day in April, the Cardinals were able finally to break out the landing pads for vaulting and high jumping. Doing the heavy lifting were Riley Schneider, from left, Bronwyn Tollefson, McKenna Olson, Haley Mottinger and Rachel Croonquist.

Willmar notebook: Track army up and running

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The varsity track and field team at Willmar will go without a home meet this year. The longest winter squelched the Optimist Meet on April 11.


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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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