Roger Nelson, owner of Nelson Plumbing in Ellsworth, has been creating ice sculptures from an artesian well on his property on County Road A in the Rush River valley for over 15 years. Each winter he sets up a system of pipes and hoses to allow unique ice sculptures to form. The sculptures are lit up in the evening. This photo shows some of the formations after about a week of cold temperatures on January 9.
Some of the sculptures reach 25 feet in height, and as long as the weather stays cold, continue to grow and change every day.

Plumber delights public with ice sculptures for over 15 years

For over 15 years, an area plumber has been opening his property to the public in the winter to view unique and ever-changing ice sculptures.

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