With temperatures pushing the 40s, it was the smart ice sculpture fan who spent lunch hour in Saint Paul’s Rice Park for the viewing of the Winter Carnival snow sculpture contest. Unfortunately, various limbs have already fallen from some of the sculptures, and the rest of them might not be far behind in the January heat.
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The snow carving competition was canceled this year but council member Dave Thune and family defended their 2011 title with this production in Rice Park which is supposed to be a polar bear reading to penguins. But, as City Hall Scoop revealed, the temperature has it looking like something else.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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