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City in No Hurry to Return Big Blue Baby Statue

It was only expected to stay for a year

Statue Update: Big Blue Baby not budging

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - It has become the butt of jokes and even somewhat of a mascot for the city of La Crosse.

We're talking about the big blue baby statue by City Hall.

It was only supposed to be here on loan for about a year and then be sent back to its German artist.

But for some reason it hasn't moved on yet and no one really seems to be in a hurry to return it.  

When asked about its status... even the City's Parks, Rec and Forestry Director had a hard time keeping a straight face,  "Yeah, you know I mean it's amazing how many people know that he's there. The police department has been able to incorporate him into their facebook posts every now and again. You know he's kind of become a celebrity of La Crosse," according to Jay Odegaard.

The only concern about the statue is whether it can hold up to the severe weather we have here. 

They do stay in contact with the artist, but right now the Blue Baby is expected to stay right where it is for some time. 
 

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