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Too hot to trot: Cross country meet postponed at Morris

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With the heat in the 90s today, the big Morris Area Cross-Country Invite has been postponed until Sept. 17. The meet will be held at a 4:30 p.m. start.

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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Morris and Stevens County today.  The forecast calls for a mostly sunny and hot afternoon, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 106. South wind around 10 mph.

Seventeen boys and girls teams were scheduled for the meet.

Much of the rest of west central Minnesota is under an excessive heat warning this afternoon.

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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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