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A sculpture called Beacon by artist Janet Lofquist was lit up during a bridge dedication and lighting ceremony for the new sculpture dedicated to the former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton at 3rd Avenue South over Interstate 94 on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in Minneapolis, Minn. ] RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER • reneejones@startribune.com

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Former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton appeared teary eyed as she listened to performers sing to a song dedicated to her during a bridge dedication and lighting ceremony for new sculpture dedicated to the former Minneapolis Mayor at 3rd Avenue South over Interstate 94 on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in Minneapolis, Minn. ] RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER • reneejones@startribune.com

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Bridge is dedicated to ex-Mayor Sayles Belton

  • October 22, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, right, appeared teary-eyed as she listened to a song performed in her honor during a ceremony Tuesday night that included dedicating a bridge to her and lighting the sculpture “Beacon” by Janet Lofquist, above. The Sharon Sayles Belton Bridge carries 3rd Avenue South over Interstate 94. The bridge was built in 2000 under her leadership.

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