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Paul Bunyan looks like he ran into some mud in the forest. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Paul Bunyan statue's repairs under scrutiny

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Akeley's Paul Bunyan is a bit disheveled, and will likely remain that way until the city council hears from the League of Minnesota Cities regarding who holds proprietary rights to his upgrades.


The council hired John's Body Shop of Park Rapids to repair vandalism damage this summer. The city, which reportedly owns the statue, filed an insurance claim through the League of Minnesota Cities and is the beneficiary of the claim.

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