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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Some of the 150 faces prepping for the Willmar Cardinals 2012 track and field team photo taken Monday on the backstretch at Hodapp Field.

Willmar notebook: Willmar's band on the run

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The Cardinals track and field team is something like a rock band.

Willmar is their base but the performances are all on the road, excepting the Optimist concert, err, meet.


So, to get a glimpse of this successful program one needs to attend a rehearsal.

Monday, as it turned out was, was photo day under a blue sky.

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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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