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Colin Wiita puts the finishing touches on his storm drain mural at the intersection of 22nd Avenue East and East Fifth Street on Wednesday. The Maple man, who grew up in Superior’s East End neighborhood, said he simplify his design to grab attention and make it quick and easy for passers-by to read. (Maria Lockwood)

Murals with a message

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Six works of art are underfoot in Superior. The city’s Storm Drain Art project is complete, dotting the city with colorful mini-murals — a fox and a crow guard a stream at the storm drain near Northern Lights Elementary School; a fish swims in bubbles beside Northwest Outlet; a cartoon man gives a “Fargo”-inspired “Aye” kitty-corner from East End Hardware.


The project harnessed local art talent to send an environmental message.

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