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A van traveling down the U.S. Highway 12 bridge jumped the curb and bumped into a pine tree at the corner of 11th Street Southwest and Litchfield Avenue SW shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday making roads slippery. No one was hurt; the van sustained damage to the bumper and grill. Snow began falling in Willmar around 8:30 a.m. A mix of rain/snow is predicted throughout the day. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

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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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