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(Tribune photo by Rand Middleton) The Willmar Stingers "Get Stung by the Run" reached its conclusion running on the outfield warning track at Baker Field puddled by rain which stopped just prior to the 9:30 a.m. start Saturday in Willmar. Heading for the parking-lot finish here are Tracy Kalkbrenner (42), Brad Nepsund (60) and Tom Odens (139).

Young Willmarites win first-ever Stingers' 5K

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WILLMAR -- The plan called for the first Get Stung with the Run 5k to end at home plate, but another early-morning downpour Saturday soaked the field and the finish chute was moved to the parking lot outside Bill Taunton Stadium.


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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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