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This beaver statue painted by Deborah Davis has been pulled from the Bemidji Sculpture Walk. Some have complained to city about the statue's painting design. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Bemidji City Council votes unanimously to return art piece to Sculpture Walk

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BEMIDJI - Deborah Davis hid her face with a fan created from a copy of the Bill of Rights as the Bemidji City Council made it official: "Gaea" will return to downtown Bemidji.

The council voted unanimously Tuesday night to reverse last week's decision by City Manager John Chattin to remove "Gaea" from its spot at the intersection of Fourth Street Northwest and Beltrami Avenue Northwest due to concerns about what was depicted on the abdomen of the beaver.

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