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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

DETROIT LAKES -- A Wisconsin man was injured Monday afternoon when his van collided with a lumber truck on Becker County Road 39.

George Palmer Jr., 68, of Granton, Wis. was northbound on County Road 39 in a full size 1993 GMC van. He ran into the side of Stenerson Lumber delivery truck driven by Peter Yliniemi, 35, of Osage.

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The southbound flatbed truck had turned in front of the van to make a residential delivery, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Department.

Palmer was taken by ambulance to St. Mary's Regional Health Center, where he was treated and released. Yliniemi was not injured.

Both men were given tickets as a result of the accident -- Yliniemi for failing to yield and Palmer for driving without insurance.

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