On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »


Listen Live Now » 790 AM Fargo-Moorhead


Current Conditions(Fargo,ND 58103)

More Weather »
67° Feels Like: 67°
Wind: SSW 3 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Partly Cloudy 47°


Sunny 76°

Mon Night

Clear 51°


Paul, Babe ads rankle Bemidji leaders

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) - The creative people promoting Minnesota's new health care exchange turned to humorous ads featuring Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe, taking some pratfalls.

But the ads aren't going over so well in northern Minnesota, where some city leaders in Bemidji see them as making fun of a treasured icon.

Mayor Rita Albrecht says she thinks some of the images used in the ads are offensive.

The MNsure ads feature Bemidji's Paul Bunyan statue getting into various dilemmas, such as a water skiing accident and woodpeckers attacking his head.

Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce president Lori Paris says having Paul running into a tree and falling over "just looks foolish.''

The $9 million marketing campaign is titled "Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Reasons to Get Health Insurance.''


Comments are not enabled for this article.