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Ben Wilson releases the bald eagle that was rescued during a snowstorm in March by three Carpenter Nature Center staff members and volunteers.

Five months after being rescued, a bald eagle was released Wednesday morning at Carpenter Nature Center

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During one of the many blizzards the Hastings-area experienced in 2011, a small team from Carpenter Nature Center was forced to take matters in to their own hands. An injured bald eagle had been reported in the backyard of a nearby home, and there was no way for rescuers from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center to get to Hastings to rescue the bird.


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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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