Assault on the ice dams

Cold nights, (comparatively) warm days. It’s ice-dam season in Minnesota.

Ahab had his whale and a Minnesotan has his ice dam.

I found one technique — hang onto a ladder and swing an axe — by looking out the back window of News Cut’s world headquarters today.

Here’s another man’s method. Don’t try this at home.

There’s the brute-force-and-we’ll-worry-about-the-shrubs-later method:

There’s also the we-didn’t-need-this-roof method. Turn down the volume on this one. Why someone thought an ice-dam-removal video needed music is beyond the capacity of your writer.

If none of those work, try the don’t-let-it-happen-in-the-first-place method: