Hamm's Last Stand

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The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports on a bid to install a monument memorializing the Hamm's Beer bear, an advertising icon created by Campbell Mithun in the early 1950s, in that city's Como Park. But it seems not everyone was excited about the six-foot-tall granite homage, which was to be donated to the city of St. Paul by a group of Hamm's enthusiasts. On Wednesday, the St. Paul City Council nixed the plan, leaving open the possibility of installing the tribute in another location.
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