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Statues being added to Pierre’s Trail of Governors

July 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Statues of former South Dakota governors Frank Farrar and Arthur Mellette are finding permanent homes in Pierre.
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3 former SD governors to be honored with statues

July 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Former South Dakota governors Bill Janklow, Frank Farrar and Harvey Wollman will be commemorated with statues as part of the state’s Trail of Governors project. Continue Reading

2 Trail of Governors statues to be installed

June 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Two statues for the Trail of Governors project are expected to be installed at their permanent locations on Thursday.
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Washington artist selected for new Chief Bemidji sculpture

May 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With a Bear Clan pipe on his left arm and a diamond willow walking stick in his right hand, Chief Bemidji stands poised, looking into the beyond. This is artist Gareth Curtiss’ interpretation of Shaynowishkung, who was given the honorary title of Chief Bemidji by early settlers. The resemblance between Curtiss’ vision and descendants of Shaynowishkung brought relatives to tears last week. Donnie Headbird, great-great grandson of Shaynowishkung, recalled how his cousin Bev Raish began crying as soon as Curtiss unveiled his models of what will be the city’s new Chief Bemidji sculpture. Continue Reading

Arms mounted onto giant Jesus statue in Poland

November 6, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Workers in a small Polish town today lifted the shoulders and arms onto a giant statue of Jesus Christ that its creators say will be the biggest in the world.

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Columbus statue in Rhode Island defaced on holiday

October 12, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Providence, R.I. was doused in red paint and a sign reading “murderer” was hung around its waist over the Columbus Day holiday.
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Sid Hartman statue to be unveiled in downtown Minneapolis

October 6, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Expect a few of Sid Hartman’s close personal friends and maybe a few “geniuses” to gather when a bronze statue of the veteran sports columnist and radio personality is unveiled today in downtown Minneapolis. Continue Reading