Art teacher will spend most of the summer crafting more than 1,000 individual tiles.

 The Crookston City Council Ways & Means Committee endorsed a modified mural plan that looked dead a couple weeks ago but was revived when Steve and Tami Kraft, who own the building on Second Street that houses the Chamber of Commerce, said they want CHS art teacher Gary Stegman’s tile mural on their wall.

    Stegman had returned a $10,000 Northwest Minnesota Arts Council grant when it appeared plans to mount his mural, which includes an inspirational saying and a depiction of the Palace Hotel lobby from its heyday almost a century ago, on JJ’s Bodyshop wall had fallen through. But when he spoke to the Krafts, they liked the idea.

    Stegman will spend much of the summer crafting the more than 1,000 individual tiles.