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Rochester turns to catch and release in fight against crows

Crows have inundated downtown Rochester for the last few months. Plan A involved bringing in falcons and other attack birds. Didn't work. Plan B? Round up crows and haul them to western Minnesota to be released somewhere near Worthington.
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Crows have inundated downtown Rochester for the last few months. Plan A involved bringing in falcons and other attack birds. Didn't work. Plan B? Round up crows and haul them to western Minnesota to be released somewhere near Worthington.

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