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Storm causes famous Lake Superior sea stack to collapse

The Tettegouche Stack finally tumbled this weekend.
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The intense storm that battered the North Shore this weekend claimed a famous victim: the sea stack at Tettegouche State Park.

The iconic stack, which has attracted photographers far and wide to capture the vista from the shores of Superior, tumbled down sometime overnight on Saturday.

The North Shore was battered by winds in excess of 50 mph and heavy snow, causing impossible conditions in Duluth and beyond over the weekend.

Passersby noticed on Sunday morning that it had also caused the collapse of the stack, which had initially been connected by a rock bridge to the mainland, until this bridge collapsed in 2010, per MPR. 

What was left was a stack about 15-20 feet high and 8 feet in diameter, MPR reports.

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Among those who noticed the collapse was Kurt Mead, the naturalist at Tettegouche State Park, who KBJR 6 reports saw the stack "sitting underwater."

Duluth was hit with more than 21 inches of snow over the weekend, prompting the cancelation of transit services, the closure of schools on Monday, and rendering parts of the city impassable.

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