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Harley the bald eagle is shown in December 2009 while he was undergoing rehabilitation. He was found dead near Eveleth in January 2012. (2009 file / Ben Wilson.)

Famed rescue eagle 'Harley' dies near Eveleth

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Harley the motorcycle-riding bald eagle has perished, with officials from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center confirming his remains were recently found in a farm field near Eveleth.

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Harley had been fitted with a transmitter in 2010 that allowed researchers and his fans to follow his lengthy flights for about

18 months, but the signal from the transmitter stopped several months ago, and no one knew where the eagle was.

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