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
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children.