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Laura Swartz is the daughter of Scott and Monica Swartz of Willmar and is a student at St. Thomas University in St. Paul. Submitted photo

Willmar woman honored as Queen of the Lakes

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WILLMAR — Laura Swartz, above, was named 2015 Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes Friday evening at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the University of Minnesota campus.


Swartz, a 2012 graduate of Willmar High School, completed her year as the Willmar Queen of the Festivals in June. The daughter of Scott and Monica Swartz is a student at St. Thomas University in St. Paul.

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Donna Middleton

Coordinates calendars/listings (Church, Good Neighbors, Arts, Around Our Region) along with School and Students, weddings and engagements and administers the online sports contests. Began working part time at West Central Daily Tribune in 1975, working evenings in the sports department. Moved to news department fulltime days in September 1994. Married to Tribune sports reporter/photographer Rand Middleton. 2 grown children.

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