Greg Novak, who farms near Gilman in central Minnesota, says: "When I start a job, I like to finish it."
When snow started mounting on his Benton County farm, collapsing a green house he uses to grow vegetables, he had to move piles of snow to avoid other greenhouse cave-ins. Using skid loaders and a silage blower, he built a 50-foot snowman named Granddaddy, according to the St. Cloud Times.
A 61-foot auger became an arm. A 55-gallon barrel turned into a nose. Novak had made a smaller, 29-footer in 1991 and nearly doubled his effort this go-around.
The health commissioner extended the hours for his upcoming public forum on adding intractable pain to the list of conditions allowed into the state's medical marijuana program. The public can also submit written comments.
The final decision will be up to Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, but if the program expands, the Intractable Pain Advisory Committee hopes there will be additional strictures and precautions for pain patients.