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Bluebird recovery program will be in Red Wing Saturday

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When the Bluebird Recovery Program of Minnesota began in 1979, the group's 11 members fledged -- or raised until they left the nest -- 22 bluebirds chicks.


In the last 30 years, the group has grown to more than 1,100 members. And the number of birds they fledge each year has also ballooned: In 2011, members were able to get 21,634 baby bluebirds off to a good start.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.