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Karlstad, Minnesota: Muffler Man: Bunyan with Guitar

Fiberglass figurer held a hockey stick in Warroad in the 1970s. Was vandalized and disappeared for decades. Resurrected; he holds a plywood guitar.

410th Ave., Karlstad, MN
From US-59/Main St. in Karlstad turn west at the four-way stop onto MN-11. Drive 1.5 miles. Turn left onto unmarked 410th Ave. Drive a half-mile. You'll see the Muffler Man on the left.
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Muffler Man: Bunyan with Guitar.

Muffler Man with Guitar

A Muffler Man stands near the entrance to the Kick'n Up Kountry fairgrounds near Karlstad. The Muffler Man was in Warroad in the 1970s until vandals toppled him and he disappeared for several decades.

[Seth H, 12/02/2022]

When he was in Warroad he held a hockey stick -- until one of his legs was taken off with a chainsaw. He's better now.

Muffler Man

Correct -- in the 70s there was a 20-ft. Paul Bunyan holding a hockey stick up in front of the Trading Post. Someone must not have liked it, because they sawed one of the legs off with a chainsaw and that was the end of him.

This answer comes from my friend's sister's friend's husband who happens to live in Warroad currently.

[Cass, 04/09/2008]
Muffler Man - Still There?

There used to be a Muffler Man in Warroad, MN, near the shores of Lake of the Woods. I'm not sure if he's still there. It's been more than 20 years since I last saw him. He used to be along the shore of the lake in Warroad, holding a giant hockey stick. I wish I could be of more help..................maybe someone in Warroad knows his whereabouts?!?!

[Martin Wray, 11/24/2000]

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