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Willmar notebook: Two-horse race to QB Cardinals

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Strong-armed Alex Grove occupied the quarterback chair the past three seasons. In his final year, he threw for over 1,300 yards at a 56 percent completion rate deploying 13 different receivers but dominated by Austin Rambow (43 catches), who is now at Valley City (N.D.) State and will play basketball.


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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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