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A young bald eagle was released back into the wild Sunday afternoon at the Great River Road Learning Center at Freedom Park in Prescott. The bald eagle was born this spring and found this summer near Cannon Falls. It was skinny and unhealthy. The eagle was nursed back to health at the University of Minnesota Raptor Rehabilitation Center.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings 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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