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The current Chief Bemidji statue in Library Park was created in 1952, replacing a previous carved statue that had deteriorated. A committee is now examining the possibility of a third statue that would, perhaps, better reflect the legacy of Chief Bemidji, whose name was Shaynowishkung. Pioneer Photo/ Monte Draper

Committee looks at replacing Chief Bemidji statue

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Twelve people have come together to form a committee that will consider the creation of a new statue to replace Chief Bemidji in Library Park.


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