Owl rescued in downtown Duluth doesn't survive


A long-eared owl that was injured after slamming into a window in downtown Duluth and was rescued by firefighters didn't make it overnight.

The Duluth News Tribune reports the owl flew into a second-story window of the Wieland Building Monday morning and landed on the window ledge, where the fire department was able to recover it.

The bird suffered head injuries from the crash and was transported to Wildwoods, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization in Duluth, where it died.

Wildwoods had intended to send the owl to the Raptor Center in St. Paul.

According to the Raptor Center's website, the long-eared owl is not a common patient.

The bird is stressed easily in captivity and can sometimes leads to death, the center says.

Earlier this year in Duluth, more than 30 Bohemian waxwings were killed after flying into tinted glass partitions at Minnesota Power.

According to the American Bird Conservancy and New York City Audubon Society, “hundreds of millions or more” birds in the United States are killed each year after colliding with glass.

Solutions include using patterned window films, internal shades and blinds, decals, etc.

Next Up


Child hospitalized after drowning in Ham Like

Their current condition is not known.


Man dies after falling from pontoon, being swept under boat

Friends believe he struck the motor while under the boat.


Man drowns in St. Croix River at William O'Brien State Park

It's not clear what caused the 46-year-old to go under.


Man, 66, dies after his ATV was hit by a minivan on highway

It happened in Renville County Friday evening.

Screen Shot 2021-06-12 at 10.09.06 AM

Rochester suddenly shuts down recently opened parking ramp

Original plans for the parking lot included housing above it, but issues with construction prevented it from being built.

Mudcat Grant

Former Twins pitcher Jim "Mudcat" Grant dies at 85

Grant was a critical piece of the 1965 AL Championship team but did much more.

sprinkler water

Lake Elmo among latest MN cities to implement outdoor watering ban

The ban prohibits automatic or mechanical watering outdoors in an effort to conserve water during the period of extreme heat.

LRT trail in Hopkins.

Police: Suspect assaulted woman on LRT trail in Hopkins

They're asking for the public's help tracking him down.