Rybak's water fountain plan draws some questions

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.
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Earlier this week, the city of Minneapolis unveiled designs for ten artist designed water fountains to be placed throughout the city. The plans call for fountains that look like river mussel shells, river bluffs and giant blades of grass.

The plan is part of Mayor R.T. Rybak's efforts to tout the city's water, but the $500,000 cost of the project has some people scratching their heads.

Minnesota Public Radio arts commentator and St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic Dominic Papatola weighs in on the debate.

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