By Adam Thomas, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

FARGO, N.D. (WCCO) — One of the most iconic movie props in recent years is on display at the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau beginning this weekend. It’s the wood-chipper from the scene near the end of “Fargo.”

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After the movie finished production in the mid-1990s, a crew member bought the wood-chipper for $100.

“He proceeded to use it out on his farm or out in his back yard,” said Cole Carley, CEO of the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Those familiar with the movie know the wood-chipper is from a rather gruesome scene in the climax. (WARNING: Link contains graphic content and potential plot spoilers.)

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“Unless there’s actually illness, injury, death or financial malfeasance, it’s all good publicity,” Carley said.

The wood-chipper will be on display May 7-15.

The film was written and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen, who are originally from the Twin Cities. Both the Coens and actress Frances McDormand won Oscars for the film.

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NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Adam Thomas Reports