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DNR Conservation officer Gary Nordseth talks to Prairie Elementary students about the owl. (JULIE BUNTJER/DAILY GLOBE)

Snowy Owl mount given to Prairie Elementary

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WORTHINGTON — Last winter along a gravel road southwest of Worthington, local Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Gary Nordseth discovered an injured female Snowy Owl.

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There were no power lines around, no windmills and no indication of cause for the bird’s demise, but Nordseth knew it wasn’t going to survive.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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