Famous North Saint Paul Snowman in Need of Repair

Updated: 04/28/2014 5:50 PM
Created: 04/28/2014 3:56 PM
By: Joe Mazan

Many have seen it driving down Highway 36 and now a famous icon is in need of some repairs.

The North Saint Paul snowman has stood tall in the city for 40 years, and the mayor says the big guy is in need of a check-up.

KSTP got an inside tour of the 44-foot, 20-ton landmark and saw steel rusting and plaster peeling.

Mayor Mike Kuehn is asking the city council to hire a structural engineer to look at the snowman from top hat to toe.

"See what we need to do to make sure it stays anchored and what else needs to be repaired in the snowman, then what I think what we'll do get some cost estimate of that." said Mayor Mike Kuehn.

The mayor plans to have some information on the cost of a structural engineer in the next few months.

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