City Council to discuss drain issue at Paul Bunyan Plaza

Featured photo: Paul’s “sling” from an “injury” earlier this spring. 

The Bemidji City Council will deliberate four alternatives for the Paul Bunyan Park Plaza Drainage Project.

Last March, the council approved hiring Jensen Conservation to work on Paul and Babe.

That work, in addition to the repair of Paul’s arm, was finished in May.

The four alternatives to fix a drainage issue in the plaza are: 1.) raising Babe to the same elevation as Paul, 2.) excavate and route drainage into the landscaped area, 3.) remove and reshape the concrete plaza to drain water away from Babe, or 4.) installing an additional catch basin.

The work could take place as soon as next month.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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