Southern Minnesota farmer charged with slaughtering pelicans

The DNR says a flock of protected pelicans had established more than 1,400 nests on land rented by Craig Staloch. He's accused of destroying more than 70 percent of those nests, crushing eggs and killing chicks.
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The DNR says a flock of protected pelicans had established more than 1,400 nests on land rented by Craig Staloch. He's accused of destroying more than 70 percent of those nests, crushing eggs and killing chicks.

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