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Loon relocation project grows in second year
By Dan Linehan
ELYSIAN — About nine more loon chicks will take off from a Le Sueur County lake this summer and fall as part of an effort to reintroduce the iconic bird to southern Minnesota.
Six young loons transplanted from northern Minnesota lakes have been released from Fish Lake, near Elysian, so far this year, said James Paruk, a senior scientist with the Maine-based Biodiversity Research Institute. A few more will be released later this month, bringing the total for the year to between six and nine.
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