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Cloquet man in hospital after he falls 3 stories

CLOQUET, Minn. -- A 26-year-old Cloquet man is in the hospital after falling off the roof of the three-story Mexico Lindo building in Cloquet at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

"It appears the man was stepping from the roof of one building to another and thought there was roof in between," said Cloquet Police Chief Wade Lamirande. There is a gap of about 2 feet between the buildings.

The man fell and landed on the ground between the two buildings that make up the Mexico Lindo restaurant and bar in downtown Cloquet. Cloquet Area Fire District transported the man to Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. The police chief said the man had some serious injuries, but he didn't think they were life threatening.

According to Lamirande, the only way to access the roof of the buildings is from the outside. He said he did not think the man and a companion were authorized to be on the rooftop.