Death of a snowman

Die, filthy, giant snowman!

Greg Novak, of Gilman, Minn., built this giant snowman on his farm over the winter, partly because if you didn’t make a little joke about winter, it would be a very long seasonal cry.

 (AP Photo/ St. Cloud Times, Jason Wachter)

“It puts a smile on people’s faces,” Novak said at the time. “When people smile, you know you’ve done a good thing.”

People are smiling again, from what we can tell from the story in today’s St. Cloud Times, because that baby is melting.

“I don’t mind seeing it go,” said Novak, who’s making no promises about next winter.