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In photos: Blizzard causes damage to trees, powerlines, and buildings along the North Shore, Grand Marais

Dec 24, 2022 10:54AM ● By Content Editor
All photos by Laura Durenberger-Grunow

By Laura Durenberger-Grunow - Boreal Community Media - December 24, 2022

The "Christmas Blizzard of 2022" is one that most people along the north shore won't forget any time soon. 

The National Weather Service - Duluth shared that an almost record-breaking 74 mph wind gust was observed in Grand Marais Harbor on Friday, December 23, and in Little Marias, 82 mph. 

Unfortunately, the wind has caused widespread power outages, down trees, and damage to buildings, including The Beaver House, South of the Border Cafe, and Moose Tracks in downtown Grand Marais. 

Boreal Community Media's own Laura Durenberger-Grunow captured some of the damages around Grand Marais as shown below. 

Boreal Community Media wishes to give a major thanks to all those who have been working tirelessly in this weather to help keep the power on and residents and visitors safe. 

 The Beaver House and Moose Tracks were just two businesses in downtown Grand Marais that sustained roof damage. 

 Wind gusts in the 60 mph-range were consistent throughout the day on Friday, December 23

 Roof damage from nearby buildings landed near the Cook County Historical Society building and The Shoreline Inn



 The Red Pine Realty Building near Artist Point sustained roof damage

 Roof damage on the Moose Tracks building in downtown Grand Marais

 A large tree down near the Superior Creamery building 

 A wreath lays on the ground near Grand Marais harbor

 A bag of trash lays on the ice in Grand Marais harbor

 A large piece of debris lays on the ice in Grand Marais harbor

 Crews worked (and continue to work) tirelessly to remove fallen trees off of powerlines

 A few large trees lined the streets of Grand Marais


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