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Rocky Taconite Bobbles On

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Rocky Taconite, the bulbous metalloid ambassador of Silver Bay, Minnesota, was unveiled as a 12-foot-tall statue in 1964.

Legend of Hermann the German: Footnote in History?

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

New Ulm, Minnesota, has for years been enticing tourists with its Germanic attractions: a glockenspiel, beer pubs, and a really big statue of Hermann the German (Third largest copper statue in the U.S.).

End Times Jesus Draws Battle Line Along Interstate

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Appearances of invincibility, even in a roadside statue of an all-powerful being, can be deceiving.

Raising Dough – Giant Pierogi

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Jeff Lohaud is a Minneapolis-based artist with a dumpling dream: a vision inspired by the Eastern European version of stuffed dough called a pierogi. His ambition is to raise  $100,000 to fund the creation of a 17-foot-tall cast bronze sculpture of a pierogi, perched atop a formidable metal fork. The masonry base will display the […]

Old Chief Faces New Foes In Bemidji

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

For a hundred years a statue of Chief Bemidji has stood in his namesake city of Bemidji, Minnesota. The current Chief has looked out over Lake Bemidjigamaug since 1952, replacing an earlier model that had fallen apart.

Giant Forks: Sign of the Tines

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Recently a giant fork appeared on a traffic median in Pasadena, California. No one seemed to know who was responsible for the guerrilla installation of the 18-foot-tall rogue utensil…

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