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A bald eagle stands over a racoon carcass as the American icon dines on some road kill Tuesday morning east of New York Mills on U.S. Highway 10. Adult bald eagles are readily identified by their white heads and tails. The rest of the feathers are dark brown. Males and females are identical in color but females are larger. Males weigh 8-9 pounds and females weigh 10-14 pounds. Eagles are 3 to 3-1/2 feet long from beak to tail and have a wingspread ranging from 6 to 7-1/2 feet. Bald eagles do not acquire ...

Bald eagle population continues to grow in Minnesota

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On June 20, 1782, the founding fathers of the United States of America selected the bald eagle as the national bird. Symbolic of the country itself, the bald eagle has since gone through some trying times. It has been poisoned, trapped, shot, killed for bounty and otherwise blown out of our skies by people who felt an eagle belonged on a dollar bill rather than atop a white pine tree in northern Minnesota.

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