Ottertail, Minnesota: Ten-Foot-Tall Otter

Artist Ken Nyberg sculpted a mascot for Ottertail out of scrap steel. The 14-foot-long otter holds a fish under its front paw.
Address:
Main St., Ottertail, MN
Directions:
Intersection of Main St. and Rt.78/Buchanan Rd, in front of bank.
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Ten-Foot-Tall Otter

The 14-ft. long otter sculpture in Ottertail.

[Jackie R, 12/18/2018]

The mascot of of the town was made from 1,200 plates and scraps of welded steel.

Ten-Foot-Tall Otter

The statue has since been moved to the corner of Main and Highway 78, in front of the First National Bank. It's a nice park-like atmosphere.

[Joannah Soderborg, 06/24/2017]

Scrap metal otter.

Scrap Metal Otter Sculpture

Here in Otter Tail, MN there is a large otter sculpture made from forged scrap metal by local-area welder and sculptor Ken Nyberg. Nyberg's work can be seen all over this area, notably in the nearby town of Vining. This otter appears happy, and clutches a freshly-caught fish under his right paw.

[BS Meyer, 12/20/2011]

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Otto the ClownOtto the Clown, Ottertail, MN - < 1 mi.
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Our Lady of the Hills: Big Virgin Mary, Millerville, MN - 22 mi.

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