Minnesota dad builds 20-foot snowman

Eric Fobbe builds a 20-foot snowman in his yard in Buffalo, MN. (Source: Anastasia Fobbe)
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BUFFALO, MN (Gray News) For some people, building a snowman is a bit of fun on a winter's day.

For others, like Eric Fobbe, it's more of a calling.

With plenty of fresh Minnesota snow on hand, Fobbe, who's a general contractor, spent his weekend building a snowman even the characters of "Frozen" would be proud of.

His creation is 20 feet tall and farther than that around.

"He used a skid steer (loader), snow blower, shovel and other miscellaneous tools to form the body," wife Anastasia Fobbe said Monday. "The circles are made of wood that he cut and spray-painted black. He attached dowels to them to jam them into the snow. And the scarf is 5 yards of red fabric that was a tad too small."

Eric Fobbe had plenty of raw material to work with. The Twin Cities-area got hit with up to 20 inches of snow.

Buffalo is about 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

This is the second year in a row Fobbe has gone big in his snowman construction.

Last year's creation was 13 feet tall.

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Eric Fobbe builds a 20-foot snowman in his yard in Buffalo, MN. (Source: Anastasia Fobbe)
Eric Fobbe builds a 20-foot snowman in his yard in Buffalo, MN. (Source: Anastasia Fobbe)
Eric Fobbe builds a 20-foot snowman in his yard in Buffalo, MN. (Source: Anastasia Fobbe)
Eric Fobbe builds a 20-foot snowman in his yard in Buffalo, MN. (Source: Anastasia Fobbe)