Carvers work to restore stone on Minnesota Capitol

April 27, 2015 5:01 AM

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Mark Wickstrom isn't a typical artist. Instead of brushes or clay, he uses an industrial air compressor. And his studio? It's five stories of scaffolding wrapped around the Minnesota State Capitol.

He's one of a handful of carvers climbing around outside the building, restoring the stone on the Capitol, originally designed by architect Cass Gilbert. It's in tough shape after more than 100 Minnesota winters.

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