Where in MN Is This Statue?

And what is this fictional Minnesotan carrying?

Photo by Kath Usitalo/greatlakesgazette.com

This statue stands in honor of a fictional heroic saint and a celebratory origin story, created right here in Minnesota. Since he appeared, boisterous annual festivities have sprung up in the northern part of the state that rival the exuberance of St. Patrick’s Day.

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