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John Loegering, an assistant professor of ecology at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, shows off part of the bird collection that was donated to the university. Some of the speciments are more than 100 years old, he said. (Brad Dokken photo)

Collection of songbirds, raptors, game birds, waterfowl finds new home at University of Minnesota-Crookston

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CROOKSTON — Considering these birds haven’t been able to fly for the past 100 years, they sure have gotten around.


Their perches have included a hotel, a bar, a restaurant, prolonged time in storage and even a trip to a landfill, where, as good fortune would have it, their stay was short-lived.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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