The saga of Dino the Dinosaur has finally reached a happy ending.

Dino the Brontosaurus has stood on the corner of State 28 and Maple Street greeting guests in festive costumes for years. Last August, a massive storm came through, knocking over the Sinclair gas prices sign and crushing the dinosaur that residents and travelers all grew to love.

It was a crushing blow not only to the green statue but to the community as a whole. We all loved driving through the small town and seeing what new exciting outfit Dino had on. The love for him went so deep that there was actually a gravesite built for him at Halloween last year.

Abbey Minke
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The corner sat empty all winter, and most of the spring, until an egg showed up! A blue "egg" with "Dino Egg" written on the sides showed up shortly before Easter, once again filling travelers with hope of Dino's return.

Grey Eagle Gas and Grocery shared a video on Facebook Tuesday, May 4th revealing the good news that Dino will be coming back, but they didn't confirm a date. Instead, people were invited to come into the store to take a guess as to when the new statue will be put up.

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Then the day finally came. On May 10th, Dino triumphantly returned to his corner to greet travelers and townsfolk once again. I stopped by to take a selfie with him on my way through on Friday the 13th.

It's so great to see Dino back in Grey Eagle, and I did notice he already had his fishing gear on over the weekend for fishing opener. Welcome back old friend, you were missed!

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