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Community members have decorated the statue of Phil Niemisto located in his pocket park.

Phil Niemisto: Window Washer, Gardener, Giver, Local Icon and Old Soul

Trinity Carey February 27, 2018

Editor’s note - Local icon Phil Niemisto died on Sunday, Feb. 25, in his home. He was 88-years-old. In commemoration, The North Wind is featuring the following series of quotes from Phil about his life...

Locals placed a chook hat  on the statue after hearing about the vandalism. 
Photo by: Emma Case

Phil statue to be repaired

Trinity Carey February 1, 2018

Damage to the Phil Niemisto statue in the Downtown Marquette Pocket Park was reported to the Marquette Police Department on Jan. 20. On Jan. 25 the Marquette Police Department arrested 20-year-old...

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