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"Boy in Blue" Groundbreaking Planned For April 9

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MANKATO, Minn. -

The Boy in Blue is on his way back to Lincoln Park in Mankato... at least the start.
 
Organizers announce they have reached the fundraising goal for the first phase of the project, the pool.

They will break ground for the Civil War Memorial next week on Tuesday, starting at 4:00.

The group hopes getting a start on the project will help them reach their overall $100,000 goal for the iron pedestal and the bronze union soldier.

The monument was removed in 1922 after falling into a state of disrepair.