Welty Snow Sculpture Honors Minnesota’s Winter Olympians
One of the sights that Northlanders look forward to every winter is the massive snow sculptures some-time local politician Harry Welty creates in his front yard. Following the wrap-up of the Winter Olympics, Welty debuted his 2018 creation - which seems to honor our local ties to the games.
The home - located at the corner of 4th Street and 21st Avenue East - is a prominent piece of landscape, on a busy arterial street. In years past, Welty's designs have featured everything from UMD Bulldogs, Mount Rushmore, even former President Bill Clinton - saxophone and all.
Harry Welty currently serves as an at-large member of the Duluth School Board - a position he has held from 1996-2004 and again from 2013 to 2017. Welty attracted national attention when as a school board member, he brought a voodoo doll and stick pins to a meeting, using the symbolic pins as a means of ending discourse between the members. He has also made bids for the state legislature.