MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A piece of roadside surreality in Stearns County will live to see another summer.
The so-called Stick House near St. John’s University has been visible along County Road 159 for two and a half years near Collegeville.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Chance For More Snow Showers Tuesday Morning
The sculpture — otherwise known as “Lean On Me” — consists of five small chapel-like structures clustered together, and it has stood strong through the blasts of summer storms and snowy winters since September 2012.READ MORE: Minnesota Budget Forecast Expected To Show More Improvement
Last month, Mike Binkley profiled the sculpture in a Finding Minnesota segment. At the time of Binkley’s report, the sculpture was slated for demolition as early as this week.
However, after taking a look at the structure and taking into account increased public interest, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, along with the St. John’s fire chief and other authorities, decided to leave it intact for another summer season.MORE NEWS: Shadow Of George Floyd Case Hangs Over Kim Potter's Trial
Officials said that its demolition may now happen in late fall.