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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.

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 is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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