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The saga of local folk-rockers Flora Cash and a defaced monument in Montana has finally reached its punitive stage. Last October, the group's singer/guitarist Cole Randall carved "Cole + Shpresa <3 10/10/2013" into the sandstone wall of Pompeys Pillar to commemorate his bond with wife and bandmate Shpresa Lleshaj. But the scrapings are a few feet away from the signature of Captain William Clark -- of the explorer team of Lewis & Clark -- who marked the site over 200 years ago.
Randall has agreed to pay $1,000 in fines and $3,400 in restitution for the act of vandalism, the Star Tribune reports.More »