A familiar mug in Brainerd is getting a facelift. The city's chamber of commerce says the Paul Bunyan statue at the Brainerd Lakes Area Welcome Center is getting refurbished after six years and thousands of climbing visitors. The center says 133,000 visitors have come through its doors this year, and many of them get pictures with the Bunyan statue.
17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday
The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3
The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.
Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago
Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.
7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle
Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.
Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson
Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.
Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan
There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.
GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote
Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill
Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.
Suspected lightning strike causes gas fire in St. Paul street
Nearby properties are being evacuated.
Charges: Woman was drunk when she caused crash that killed father-of-four
Anoka's Adam Madsen was killed in the crash.
Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant
Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.
Brainerd to unveil restored Paul Bunyan statue Monday
Paul Bunyan is getting ready to reveal his facelift to fans at the Brainerd Lakes Area Welcome Center. The statue of the legendary lumberjack at the facility was recently restored after six years and thousands of climbing visitors.
Flap emerges over who has rights to repair Paul Bunyan statue
A Paul Bunyan statue in Akeley has been damaged by vandals, but repairs have been put on hold until the city council hears from the League of Minnesota Cities regarding who holds proprietary rights to its upgrades. The Krotzer family, who built the 63-foot high statue in 1984, alleges that hiring another source to complete work on it is a copyright infringement.
Paul Bunyan and Babe signs shot up along scenic byway
Authorities say someone shot up the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox signs along the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway with a rifle. Nearly all the signs along the walking trail near Brainerd were also shot.
Bemidji designating 2012 to Paul Bunyan's 75th birthday
Mayor Dave Larson is proclaiming the next 12 months "The Year of the Legend" in honor of the famed Minnesota statue. The Pioneer reports the Beltrami County History Center also has an exhibit featuring more than 400 pieces of Paul Bunyan memorabilia.
Jesus statue remains on St. Paul river bluff, for now
The man who erected the 7-foot marble statue in his back yard, overlooking the Mississippi River, says he's heard no word from the city telling him to take it down. A City Council member tells the Star Tribune the city has not given up on what it says is an important zoning issue. The statue's owner, Tuan Pham, says he's awaiting the official letter from the city, and says he'll respond with a lawsuit.
Replica of landmark St. Paul statue heading to sister city in Japan
The 36-foot Vision of Peace has greeted visitors to St. Paul City Hall since 1936. Now an 8-foot version of the statue is headed to Nagasaki to help cement a relationship that dates back to the 1970's.
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