Roof of building used for Birkebeiner collapses

24-hour snow totals from the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs:

Superior – 18”
Brule – 16”
Glidden – 14”
Maple – 15”
Ashland – 13”
Hayward – 12”
Clear Lake (Polk Co) – 12”
River Falls – 11”
Cumberland – 11”
Eau Claire – 7”

MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) -- The roof of a building that's part of the American Birkebeiner has collapsed after a winter storm dumped nearly a foot of snow in the Hayward area.

The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs says it happened Friday morning. The building was vacant. Nobody was inside at the time, and no injuries were reported.

Organizers of the race moved Friday's Junior Birkie race from the Telemark property near Cable to Hayward. Other American Birkebeiner events are still going on as scheduled. The race is billed as the largest cross country ski marathon in North America.


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