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Statue decapitated at south Fargo church

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 ST. ANTHONY STATUE Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO (KVRR) – A statue was vandalized outside St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in south Fargo. A church volunteer says the statue was decapitated sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning.  The church is asking nearby residents to check their surveillance video and to contact them…

George Floyd statue unveiled in Newark, N.J.

NEWARK, N.J. (KVRR) – A statue of George Floyd is on display outside city hall in Newark, N.J. The 700-pound sculpture was commissioned by Newark mayor Ras J. Baraka and filmmaker Leon Pickney. The statue unveiling coincides with the Juneteenth holiday, which commemorates when slaves in the U.S. learned that they had been freed on June 19, 1865. The statue…

Organizer Charged for Toppling Christopher Columbus Statue at Capitol

The incident happened outside Minnesota's state capitol on June 10

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A New Brighton man is charged for his role in the take down of the Christopher Columbus statue at the Minnesota State Capitol. Fifty-six-year-old Michael Forcia is charged with felony criminal damage to property. Forcia was one of many that protested outside the capitol on June 10th. But the attorney’s office says it’s clear that Forcia…

“Love Symbol”: New Statue Added To Prince’s Paisley Park

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — An 11-foot statue of Prince’s famed love symbol is unveiled at Paisley Park. The statue will greet visitors to Paisley Park as they enter the Chanhassen museum. According to Paisley Park, Prince assumed the symbol as his identity in 1993 after becoming frustrated with his publishing and recording contracts which owned the name Prince. The symbol was…

Twins remove ex-owner Griffith statue over racist remarks

Griffith’s statue was one of several installed in the ballpark in 2010.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)–The Minnesota Twins have removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing racist remarks he made in 1978. Griffith’s statue was one of several installed when the team opened its ballpark in 2010. Griffith moved the Washington Senators to Minnesota for the 1961 season, and the team was renamed the Twins. During a 1978 speech…

Sodbuster is Headed to a New Location after Being Restored

The iconic statue will be placed on the new Fargo Civic Plaza

FARGO, N.D. – Sodbuster is back. The sculpture  stood at Main Avenue and Broadway in downtown Fargo for 20 years. The 24–ft. long, 1,300 pound figure is valued at $500,000. Sodbuster was placed in storage in 2002 because of weather damage. Cracks had also formed as a result of train traffic. It was restored in Ohio.   Categories: Community, Local…

Legacy of a Civil War Veteran Will Be Kept Alive by Historians in Moorhead

Before his death in 1907, a man known as "The Pioneer Barber of the Red River Valley" lived a historical life that went beyond haircuts.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — More than a century after his death, the legacy of Civil War veteran Felix Battles is being kept alive by historians in Moorhead. KVRR’s Tim Scott tells us how many people are excited for a statue that honors one of the first African-American settlers in the metro. Before his death in 1907, a man known as “The…

Thousands Want Christopher Columbus Statue Replaced with Prince

Legal boundaries may interfere with this effort

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Thousands of people in Minnesota are rallying behind an effort to bring prince to the capitol. Nearly 5,000 people have signed a petition to take down a statue of Christopher Columbus at the Minnesota state capitol and replace it with one of the late singer, “Prince.” The petition says Columbus does not represent the values of…