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Metrodome roof stands strong one year after collapse; Metrodome future is another matter

It's been a year since the Metrodome roof collapsed, providing a fitting metaphor for an on-the-field disaster. A year later, at least the roof is still holding up.
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Skies are blue and a sultry south wind blows over the Metrodome now. It's difficult to remember the savage snow storm that blasted the state a year ago and caved in the building's roof.

WCCO-TV takes a look back at the day the Teflon dome sagged under the weight of the weather. It was a made-for-TV sports disaster thanks to the Fox Sports footage that caught the avalanche as it happened from inside the Dome.

The Vikings were forced to retreat to Detroit to play the New York Giants at Ford Field. A year later, the Vikings play in Detroit again, this time against the Lions. Back home, a re-inflated, perfectly serviceable Dome sits waiting for its destruction, this time on purpose.

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