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Heavy wet snow makes plowing tricky in Willmar early Wednesday morning.

Heavy wet snow makes Leap Day plowing tricky in Willmar, Minn.

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An estimated 3 inches of slop, followed by up to 4 inches of heavy wet snow has made plowing a bit difficult in areas of west central Minnesota this Leap Day morning.


Here a city of Willmar plow makes its way down Eighth Street Southwest near Trott Avenue in Willmar early Wednesday morning.

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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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