The strong winds led to an "ice shove" on Mille Lacs Lake, a large lake roughly 100 miles north of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an ice shove is created when "wind, and currents, changes in temperature" push ice onto the shore.
The walls of ice that piled up Monday are more than 10 feet high in some spots.
One home's deck was damaged as the ice seeped through a railing and built up to the rear windows on building.
Homeowners put plywood over their rear windows and doors to prevent any future damage.
The phenomenon is common along the popular lake, according to FOX9.
Tina Chapman, the executive director of the Mille Lacs Area Tourism Council, told WCCO-TV there's just not much homeowners can do to prevent damage.
“If you’ve lived here, you just know it’s always a potential to happen this time of year,” Chapman said Tuesday. “If it happens, you just hope the wind is blowing the opposite direction from your house.”
A similar incident happened last year in parts of New York along Lake Erie, when a windstorm created what was dubbed an "ice tsunami."