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This sinkhole at 3881 Horizon Hills Circle eliminates half of the usable road and is about 3 feet deep. The taping and marking was done by neighborhood residents to alert others to the dangerous obstruction. A township supervisor learned of the hazard Tuesday from the Tribune and said a contractor would be notified immediately to conduct repairs. (Tribune photo by Kyle Rozendaal)

Recent rains contribute to significant sinkhole on road N.W. of Willmar

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By Kyle Rozendaal

WILLMAR — A large sinkhole opened underneath Kris Ryks’ truck Saturday while he was driving his daughter down the street to a friend’s house on Horizon Hills Circle northwest of Willmar.

“It could have been a lot worse than it was,” said Ryks. “My truck sits up really high and I was only driving 10 or 15 miles per hour so thankfully no one was hurt.”

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