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Spring Raptor Release takes place this weekend

The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine will release rehabilitated raptors back to the wild this Saturday, May 4 at the Hyland Lake Park Reserve in Bloomington, Minn. The free and public event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with interpretative programming beginning at noon.

Event-goers are invited to meet some of The Raptor Center’s education birds and watch the release of other rehabilitated birds back to the wild. The all-ages event will have family-friendly activities including nature and craft projects available throughout the day.

Please bring used ink-jet printer cartridges to the event for The Raptor Center’s Recycling for Raptors program. Photography is allowed. However, for the safety of the raptors, no pets are permitted.

For more information, contact The Raptor Center at 612-624-4745. We’ll see you there!

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U of M students to host Dog Olympics this Sunday

Have you heard?

The 2013 Dog Olympics will be held this Sunday, April 14. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s Leatherdale Equine Center and is hosted by the U of M College of Veterinary Medicine’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Event-goers are encouraged to bring their dog to participate in the day’s games and contests including an obstacle course challenge, best trick competition, costume contest, high jump challenge, doggie relay race and more. Prizes will be awarded.

The 2013 Dog Olympics is open to the public and will take place indoors. Tickets are required for admission and can be purchased online prior to the event at or at the door.

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