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Published May 15, 2013, 12:03 PM

Dice sculpture draws complaints in Iowa

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Members of two community groups are asking Mason City officials to move or even get rid of sculpted dice in a park.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Members of two community groups are asking Mason City officials to move or even get rid of sculpted dice in a park.

The Globe Gazette reports the issue came up at Tuesday night's Park Board meeting.

Mary Hammel, a volunteer with the community group Main Street Mason City, told board members the dice represented gambling and were inappropriate for Central Park.

Kitty Clasing, the president of Gardeners of North Iowa, also objected to the dice because they were placed in a perennial garden.

The sculpture, made up of three red die with white dots, was created by Plymouth, Minn., sculptor Craig Snyder. The dice are among 20 sculptures installed in Mason City last week.

Park Board members say others also have complained and they will seek a solution.

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