MOORHEAD — The iconic double-headed dragon that has been shooting fire outside of the Livingston Lord Library at Minnesota State University Moorhead for decades was visited Friday, Dec. 7, by relatives of the man who donated it to the school 30 years ago.

The statue was donated in 1989 by Frank Lee when he closed his Chinese restaurant in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minn. His original plan was to sell it for scrap metal. But a football referee and the school's football coach at the time decided to bring it to the school, whose mascot is the Dragons.

Frank Lee never set foot on the MSUM campus and Friday was the first time his children visited the campus to see the dragon first-hand as it lit up the night with fire pouring out of its two heads.

"I did not realize that the story about my parent's gift to the school ... had not been completely told, said Tina Lee, whose father donated the statue.

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