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Jumbo birthday: State's biggest statues converge on Bemidji for Paul's 75th

Bemidji's birthday party for the landmark statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox has some big names on the guest list. The Jolly Green Giant will make the trip up from Blue Earth. Hermann the German is coming from New Ulm. Big Ole from Alexandria and Iron Man from Chisholm. Highway officials warn gawkers could cause traffic jams as all those big statues make their way into town.
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Bemidji's birthday party for the landmark statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox has some big names on the guest list. The Jolly Green Giant will make the trip up from Blue Earth. Hermann the German is coming from New Ulm. Big Ole from Alexandria and Iron Man from Chisholm. Highway officials warn gawkers could cause traffic jams as all those big statues make their way into town.

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