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Marschall Smith releases a juvenile bald eagle back into the wild during the raptor release event at Carpenter Nature Center along the St. Croix River Saturday morning. Smith is the senior vice president for legal affairs at 3M. The 3M Foundation was the event's main sponsor. More than 2,000 area residents turned out to see the release. Hastings Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson

Carpenter holds raptor release

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More than 2,000 area residents turned out Saturday to watch eight birds of prey released back into the wild at the Carpenter Nature Center along the St. Croix River.


A broadwing hawk, a bald eagle and a red-tailed hawk were among the birds released. All were nursed back to health by the Raptor Center, housed at the University of Minnesota.

For Carpenter Nature Center, it's a unique opportunity to let nature impact the lives of those in attendance.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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