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Babe the Blue Ox toppled by storms

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BRAINERD, Minnesota (WKOW) -- People in central Minnesota are cleaning up after thunderstorms moved across the state early Thursday, causing damage in some areas.

Photos from the Brainerd Lakes Area show Babe the Blue Ox tipped over and the top of a carousel ride collapsed at Paul Bunyan Land. 

Strong winds pushed over the 6,000-pound, 19-foot-tall statue of Babe.  One of the parks owners says Babe hadn't moved an inch in 13 years.

Babe was back on his feet by Friday morning.

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