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Sophomore Preston Asche, 15, demonstrates how a driver is packed into the super-mileage car. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Willmar students take 2nd in supermileage competition


A bunch of Willmar Senior High students have built a car that can get more than 500 miles per gallon. Of course, it's not a very practical car. It only holds one person at a time and a fairly small person at that. It doesn't have a trunk to hold groceries, and it can't pull a boat.

But that's not the point. It's light and aerodynamic, and it placed second in the state last week in the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association Supermileage Challenge.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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