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Hat-tossing Mary Tyler Moore statue back at Minneapolis site

FILE - In this May 8, 2002 file photo, Mary Tyler Moore, right, tosses her hat in the air at the unveiling of a bronze statue of her character on the 1970s hit television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," at Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The statue was returned to its original location at Nicollet Mall after it had been removed during a $50 million mall reconstruction project. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)
November 13, 2017 - 5:45 AM

MINNEAPOLIS - A statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat in the air is back at its familiar spot in downtown Minneapolis.

A bronze statue of the Emmy-winning star of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was returned Saturday to its original location at Nicollet Mall. The life-sized statue, along with other public art, had been removed during a $50 million mall reconstruction project.

After being temporarily in storage, the statue was set up in the city's visitor information centre nearby. A hat was available for visitors to toss alongside the statue, which depicts Moore in the opening credits of her popular 1970s TV sitcom set in Minneapolis.

Moore died in January at age 80. Gwendolyn Gillen, a Wisconsin artist who created the Moore statue, died two days later at age 76.

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