Case of Paul Bunyan's broken arm is solved
BRAINERD, Minn. -- The case of Paul Bunyan's broken arm has been solved.
Brainerd Police Chief John Bolduc said that two men were taking their picture near the statue on July 20. One of the men, who was on the large side, leaned against the arm and it broke off, Bolduc said.
Bolduc said the men reported the damage right away to police but apparently nobody passed it on to the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, which reportedly has the arm.
The chief said he'll call the chamber and get the matter cleared up.
Officials have said the arm is so badly damaged that it might not be able to be reattached the way it was.
The statue has been in front of the chamber office in downtown Brainerd for the last six years. For about 65 years before that, Bunyan had been waving in front of a real estate office.