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John Graham shovels snow off a rooftop. Business has been brisk with a foot of new snow in January, followed by numerous freeze-thaw cycles. The forecast is expected to drop to semi-normal winter ranges by this weekend, with temps dropping below zero at night. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Ice giving headaches to homeowners

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The ice dams cometh.

Warming temperatures may be good for the soul, but they're a pain on the roof.

From the Metrodome to downtown main streets, including Park Rapids, roofs, porches and awnings are falling victim to mounds of winter snow.

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That's only part of the hazard.

"We've had several calls of people falling off their roofs," acknowledged a Cass County dispatcher, including a man in Walker who fell this past weekend clearing snow from a roof.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364
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