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The abdomen of the "Gaea" beaver statue was vandalized with black paint Tuesday night. Pioneer Photo/Eric Stromgren

"Gaea" beaver statue vandalized Tuesday night

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The controversial "Gaea" beaver statue at the intersection of Fourth Street Northwest and Beltrami Avenue Northwest was vandalized Tuesday night.


A painted black vertical line is visible across the abdomen of the statue. Bemidji Police officers reported to the scene to take photos of the damage around the 11 p.m. hour.

No further information was immediately known.

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