- A Northwoods community mascot will be back in early spring after a nasty accident.
But in the meantime, Wabeno's Larry the Logroller has a capable stand-in.
Larry suffered severe injuries in January from a logging accident.
Deep winter, however, meant this 30-foot-tall snowman could be built to watch over Wabeno during Larry's recovery.
"This is going to be the temporary replacement for Larry the Logroller. I don't know about summertime, how it will work out, but temporarily, he's the new mascot," said Wabeno's Larry Rummel.
Smith Concrete used backhoes and cranes - not to mention thousands of pounds of snow - to build the snowman.
Meanwhile, Larry is being treated in Denmark, Wisconsin, and will return in the early spring.
Written By: Ben Meyer