Snow keeps coming


March 17, 2023

Jana Peterson

Cloquet's Nick Brown said he was starting his truck the morning of March 7 and looked up and realized his garage roof was missing. It had collapsed due to the weight of the snow. Fortunately, it was a later addition and the roof ended up resting on top of the previous flat roof and not on top of the 1976 Ford F-150 inside.

The Duluth Miller Hill Mall isn't the only place in the Northland with a missing roof thanks to the snow.

When Cloquet's Nick Brown went to bed the night of March 6, his detached garage was intact. By the next morning, the roof had collapsed and the top window had shattered from the force, blowing glass shards at least 20 feet out onto the driveway.

Brown hadn't heard a thing.

"My room is in the corner, so about 8 feet away, and my boy's room is in the back, and the neighbors didn't hear it either. I just came out to start my truck and it was down," he said.

Brown estimated there was about 3 f...

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