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Controversial beaver statue

Statue supporters out to bring beaver back to downtown Bemidji

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Supporters of a beaver statue that was banned from Bemidji's downtown Sculpture Walk are up in arms this weekend. The statue, painted by Blackduck artist Deborah A. Davis, was removed from its location at Fourth Street and Beltrami Avenue on Thursday. Bemidji City Manager John Chattin said he made the decision to remove it after receiving about 20 complaints from people who considered it to be pornographic.

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