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An injured eagle rests in a cage at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar. The eagle was rescued by citizens on Sunday and brought to the shelter, where arrangements were made to transport it to the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota for further care. Submitted photo

Willmar, Minn., animal shelter helps two injured raptors on the same day

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WILLMAR — In a rare occurrence, the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar provided a temporary home this week to not one but two injured birds of prey, an eagle and an owl.

Despite efforts to help them, however, both birds died Monday night at the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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