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Brainerd's Babe the Blue Ox sent sprawling by high winds

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The storms on Thursday morning claimed its biggest victim east of Brainerd – Babe the Blue Ox.

The iconic statue was left on its side after high winds battered the area overnight, with gusts as high as 78 mph reported in the region.

The popular attraction can be found at Paul Bunyan Land, which according to Hubbard Radio program director Bill Satre also sustained some damage overnight.

The statue weighs in at a hefty 6,000 pounds, standing at 18 1/2 feet tall and 24 feet wide, according to the theme park.

Thankfully, it didn't take long to get Bunyan's faithful companion back upright, with Paul Bunyan Land posting this video after it was back in place.

https://www.facebook.com/paulbunyanland/videos/10153608825321640/

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