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Bill Clinton, Mondale to help dedicate Humphrey memorial on state Capitol mall

Former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Walter Mondale are among the dignitaries who will help dedicate a new statue of Hubert H. Humphrey on the state Capitol Mall.

The Aug. 4 dedication will be at 4:30 p.m. on the Capitol grounds, at the intersection of John Ireland and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards.

The 7-foot bronze statue of Humphrey — former Minneapolis mayor, U.S. senator and then vice president under President Lyndon Johnson — will be on the southwest side of the mall, and surrounded by gardens and granite inscribed with some of his “notable quotations.”

The public is invited to the ceremony. Also expected are Gov. Mark Dayton; former Gov. Arne Carlson; U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar; and Humphrey’s son, former state Attorney General Skip Humphrey. State Sen. Richard Cohen will be the emcee.

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