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Doug Wolter: Heather Van Norman is still a bundle of energy

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I still remember a conversation I had in the early 1980s with then-head Windom High School track and field coach Lyle Riebe. We were discussing the upcoming season overlooking the big Eagles oval when he remarked, “We’ve got a girl coming up who’s going to be really special. Her name … is Heather Van Norman.”


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Doug Wolter
Doug Wolter is the Daily Globe sports editor. He served as sports reporter, then sports editor, news editor and finally managing editor at the Daily Globe for 22 years before leaving for seven years to work as night news editor at the Mankato Free Press in Mankato. Doug now lives in Worthington with his wife, Sandy. They have three children and six grandchildren. Doug, retired after a lengthy career in fast-pitch softball, enjoys reading, strumming his acoustic guitar and hanging around his grandchildren. He self-publishes short stories in his spare time. One of his stories, "The Genuine One," is being distributed by a national publisher.
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