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Students at Paul Bunyan Elementary School celebrate the 75th birthday of the Paul Bunyan statue in Bemidji Friday by singing songs, telling tall tales and getting dressed up in folklore apparel. Paul Bunyan also made a special appearance at the school. Anne Williams | Bemidji Pioneer

Students throw party for Paul Bunyan

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Students at Paul Bunyan Elementary School received a visit from a legendary character they've heard about all year long.

Paul Bunyan, played by former Bemidji State University basketball coach Karl Salscheider, was thrown a birthday party Friday afternoon by pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students and their teachers.


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