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Smokey statue installed at Forest Education Center

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources forestry personnel Steve Grover, left, and Dan Carroll install a 6-foot Smokey the Bear statue Wednesday at the new Forest Education Center at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds. Funding for the statue came from the Minnesota Fire Prevention Program and the hard work of local resident David Quam. The center will feature weekly exhibits of the history of Minnesota firefighting. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources forestry personnel Steve Grover, left, and Dan Carroll install a 6-foot Smokey the Bear statue Wednesday at the new Forest Education Center at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds. Funding for the statue came from the Minnesota Fire Prevention Program and the hard work of local resident David Quam. The center will feature weekly exhibits of the history of Minnesota firefighting. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

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