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Boys level Minn. man's homemade ice castle

February 18, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It took two kids armed with a golf club only a few minutes to destroy a St. Paul man's ice castle that he spent two months building.

Gary Pruitt tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press ( he saw two boys early Saturday vandalizing the ice castle he built in his yard.

Using a golf club, the boys hacked away at the structure that was 10 feet high, 50 feet long and made of about 700 blocks of ice. The boys ran away after Pruitt yelled at them.

Pruitt was inspired by the 1992 St. Paul Winter Carnival ice palace. He filled up empty shoeboxes and milk jugs with water mixed with food coloring to form ice bricks.

Instead of repairing the castle, Pruitt knocked down what remained with a sledgehammer.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,



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