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Award-winning Willmar man has passion for clowning

Published 05/07/2011, West Central Tribune

That’s according to Randy Christensen of Willmar. And, Christensen knows something about clowns: he’s been teaching and writing about clowning for years, and has performed in 25 states and four foreign countries — all over the past 30-plus years. Clowns show themselves in different ways and provide stress relief, he said. “I really think that is my mission. When you step out and people have been having a tough day and they see you and they start to laugh, it gives them that spark that they can continue on, even though things may be a little tough. “When we start to laugh at something, you can conquer it. It doesn’t conquer you anymore when you laugh at it, and clowns give you the opportunity to laugh about those types of things.’’

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