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Contest winner Bob Malmgren displays the Willmar Stingers Logo on Wednesday after the new Northwoods League franchise unveiled its nickname and logo at the Holiday Inn/Conference Center. Malmgren received two lifetime season passes for submitting the winning entry. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Willmar's Northwoods team unveils nickname, logo

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WILLMAR -- Bob Malmgren, whose best sport at Willmar High School was hockey, has made a mark on baseball.

Malmgren's suggestion for a nickname for the Northwoods League franchise, coming to Willmar in June, was selected from hundreds of entries.


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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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