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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Tax Day Tea Party in Bemidji Wednesday saw more than 350 people rally against higher taxes and unnecessary government programs. Here, Abby Cobb and the Rev. David Myers, dressed in colonial garb in front of statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox at the Lake Bemidji waterfront, hold a Declaration of Greivances reminiscent of the 1773 Boston Tea Party.

Bemidji joins national Tax Day Tea Party

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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe serving as a backdrop, more than 350 people rallied Wednesday for lower taxes and less government.

Part of a national Tax Day Tea Party held in hundreds cities, the Bemidji protesters picked the annual April 15 income tax filing deadline to signal "enough is enough."

On a platform in front of the famous Lake Bemidji statues, Ken Cobb said they were an icon for northern Minnesota -- a mythical icon.

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