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Tribune photo Emily Carlson, left, came up with the idea for a weight-loss contest and Jenyne Beehler did the bookkeeping. The basketball coaches relied on one another for positive reinforcement during the 10 weeks.

Willmar Notebook: Weight, weight, don't tell me!

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Emily Carlson was an all-state guard in high school and played three years of intercollegiate basketball at Concordia College.

When she became a mother her exercise and eating habits changed.


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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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