Jonathan Hanson, front, of Atwater is on his way to victory in the first heat of the Animal Medium Class during the IKF Northland Tour at the Atwater Karting Speedway on Sunday. Behind Hanson is second-place finisher Mitch Weiss of Skandia, while Isaac Minnehan, left, of Willmar takes the high side. Trailing is Troy Rialson of Beaver Dam, Wis. This was the region's final points race of the summer. 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.