The State Capitol will soon be home to a new memorial honoring Minnesota firefighters who have died in the line of duty. According to WCCO, fundraising for the $600,000 project is complete. Plans include moving a statue at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to the Capitol's south mall. It will join other veteran memorials next year.
Group pushes to move firefighter memorial from airport to Capitol
The statue of a firefighter carrying a child to safety has sat in a corner of the baggage claim area for more than 20 years. The Minnesota Fire Service Foundation wants it to gain more attention by moving it to the state Capitol.