Second floor walls to be removed



(LE MARS)–A collapse of one wall of a downtown Le Mars building will lead to the removal of all second floor walls.

A Wells’ Dairy official Tuesday said the collapse of a portion of the north outside wall and cave-in occurred as workers for Larry Timmins Construction of Le Mars were attaching beams for a new roof. The building at 115 Central Avenue Northwest is being renovated for the new Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor.

Three people were injured including a worker who was freed from debris by Le Mars firefighters.

Wells officials today (Wednesday, July 7) said the second floor walls of the building will be completely removed for safety reasons.

According to Wells’ information, an evaluation of the existing structure is underway and a determination will be made in the future on how renovation work will proceed.


 A portion of he bricks fell onto the roof of Timmy’s Catering.