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Duluth baseball stadium wall collapses

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The top 6 to 8 feet of a 20-foot-tall wall on a minor league baseball stadium in Duluth collapsed Wednesday, a likely victim of winter weather, Northlands Newscenter reported.

City inspectors were investigating Thursday, the station reported.

The damaged section of wall at Wade Stadium stretched for more than 200 feet along the first base side, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

Duluth Huskies owner Michael Rosenzweig said freezing and thawing and strong winds likely caused the wall, which was already bowing, to tumble down to the ground outside the stadium, the newspaper reported.

The 4,200-capacity Wade Stadium, built in 1940, was saved from the wrecking ball in the 1990s and lovingly restored, Baseball Digest notes.

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