Workers sawed, chiseled, and raised block after block of ice from of Lake Phalen Saturday. Each block is about 12 inches thick, 42 inches long and 22 inches wide, and weighs in around 450 lbs.
Workers took between 1,000 and 1,200 blocks by truck to Rice Park in St. Paul to begin construction of the royal courtyard, one of this year's attractions at the St. Paul Winter Carnival.
Your support matters.
You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives. Help ensure MPR remains a resource that brings Minnesotans together.