STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Symbols of Patriotism
Does your school have a mascot? The Tigers, maybe? The Bulldogs or Pirates?
A school mascot is an example of a symbol something that stands for something else. In most cases, mascots are symbols of ... Posted on 9/26/11 at 8:00 AM
While the remains of a bald eagle struck by a vehicle on Hubbard County Road 4 Tuesday are shipped to a national feather repository, the DNR is warning that more crashes are inevitable as the eagle population soars.
A 24-year-old Minnesota man accused of illegally capturing a bald eagle in North Dakota has been sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay $4,000 to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Authorities say Aaron Reiling, of Halstad, Minn., was trapping without a license and trespassing on private land near Hillsboro in December. A game warden discovered a bald eagle with one leg caught in Reiling's spring trap.
The hard facts are that the eagle in the story was euthanized because of a badly broken wing, not lead poisoning. The hard facts are that collisions with buildings, power lines and cars kill hundreds of thousands more birds than does lead poisoning every year.
The eagle’s death is a sad outcome, but the larger story about bald eagles is much more upbeat. The number of breeding eagles increased tenfold in the 1990s; in 2007, the eagle was removed from the government’s endangered species list and by 2010 eagles had become regular nesters in the Red River Valley.
Lead poisoning likely contributed to mishap that resulted in broken wing There’ll be no live release, no place in a living educational display, no happy ending for a bald eagle with a broken wing that was rescued Tuesday afternoon along the Red Lake River in East Grand Forks and taken to the Raptor Center in St. Paul.
Rick Galstad was on his way home for lunch Tuesday afternoon when he saw something jump in front of his neighbor’s house on Ninth Street Southeast in East Grand Forks. That something turned out to be a bald eagle with a broken right wing. So began a scramble to find someone to rescue the distressed bird, which eventually crossed the street into a neighbor’s yard before jumping the dike to the Greenway along the Red Lake River.
A Duluth woman who struck and critically injured a pedestrian while driving drunk in 2009 was allowed to stay out of jail Friday before a hearing this week to determine whether she violated her probation.
An American bald eagle perched in a tree along Interstate 29 on Wednesday.
It seemed appropriate. Wednesday was Veterans Day, and the bald eagle is the symbol of American power. The eagle’s presence was coincidental, however. It happens that mid-November is eagle season in the Red River Valley.
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