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e roof of a warehouse collapsed Monday at Perkins Lumber on Willmar's north side, causing major damage to the structure. According to Dan Anderson, vice president of Perkins Lumber, the new snowfall throughout the day, combined with the nearly foot of ice already on the roof from prior ice storms, caused the roof to collapse. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Snow coupled with ice-packed roofs have caused some buildings to topple under their own weight

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SVEA -- A second roof in the area has collapsed under a growing snow load.

Workers and family members with Gorans Brothers were able to safely move approximately 12,000 turkeys from a brooder barn northeast of Svea when its roof collapsed around 2 a.m. Tuesday.


Late Monday, a roof on a warehouse building at Perkins Lumber in Willmar collapsed.

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