Skip to main content

Decorah eagle made famous online electrocuted by power pole

The Raptor Resource Project found an eagle that had recently left the nest dead at the base of a power pole. The utility company has already installed shields around poles near the next to help protect the birds. Millions of people have watched the online stream of the Decorah eagle cam. This is believed to be the first of the fourteen eagles born there to have died.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Raptor Resource Project found an eagle that had recently left the nest dead at the base of a power pole. The utility company has already installed shields around poles near the next to help protect the birds. Millions of people have watched the online stream of the Decorah eagle cam. This is believed to be the first of the fourteen eagles born there to have died.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 9.56.21 AM

North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year

The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.

ambulance

One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169

The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.

minneapolis police

Man fatally shot overnight in north Minneapolis

The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.30.08 AM

Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels

All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.

state capitol Minnesota

Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end

Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.

281699116_10226502238438986_800951410789352812_n

Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified

The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.14.37 AM

Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery

The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.

covid, vaccine, booster shots

COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.

J.W. Peck (left) and Eric Galler.

2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame

White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 5.46.37 PM

Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

Eli Hart

6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk

The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.

IMG_3509

Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner

"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.

Related

Famous eagle making the rounds

After a two-month excursion through Wisconsin and northern Minnesota, a young eagle made famous by the internet is heading back south. The eagle was born and raised in front of an internet cam in Decorah, Iowa.

Famous Iowa eagles back on the nest

A pair of eagles whose nest is under the watchful gaze of millions of internet users are back on their nest. They gained fame last year by hatching and raising two eaglets in front of the tree-mounted camera. The hen laid one egg Friday. Another egg could come any time now.

Eagle hatch watch in full gear at Decorah nest cam

Wildlife experts behind the popular eagle nest cam near Decorah, Iowa say the first chick may hatch soon. It usually takes up to two days for a chick to pick its way out of the egg. Last year 200 million people around the world watched the baby eagles emerge.

Eagle population soaring in Minnesota

An eagle project manager with the National Park Service told the Star Tribune officials counted 36 nests along the Mississippi River between Elk River and Hastings. That's up from 28 last year and 11 when aerial surveys began in 2006. The continued growth indicates the river is producing plenty of food for the majestic birds.

Iowa eagles welcome second egg Monday night

A pair of eagles whose nest is under the watchful gaze of millions of Internet users are back on their nest. The hen laid one egg on Friday and a second late Monday. The pair gained fame last year by hatching and raising two eaglets in front of the tree-mounted camera.

Bald eagle that was fixture at nature center since 1979 dies of old age

The eagle arrived at the Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul after being hit by a car. After having a wing amputated, the eagle settled in for three-plus decades as a popular attraction among visitors, schoolchildren in particular. The eagle died of liver failure related to old age.

Barbers and beauticians get snippy over striped poles

Barbers say the iconic red-white-and-blue pole should only hang outside shops where a licensed barber works -- and not at salons, beauty parlors or other businesses. They say a bonafide barber has a different trade and service. Minnesota is among states where lawmakers are pushing to reserve the sign for barbers, but some cosmetologists argue the barbers are being silly -- and chauvinist.