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About Eileen Hanson

Eileen Hanson is the Director of Public Relations at the National Eagle Center.

National Eagle Center’s most prominent feathered friend dies

Star Tribune, Paul Walsh
MAY 27, 2016
She visited veterans hospitals, Jay Leno and schoolchildren around the state. She survived being hit by a car in Wisconsin that left part of a wing amputated and unable to fly.
Still Harriet, one of the state’s most recognizable ambassadors, lived to the ripe old age of 35. She was put down […]

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Remembering Harriet

Washington Post
May 26, 2016
Harriet’s life’s work began after she lost use of her wings. …  he injury that almost killed Harriet is also what made her special: She became an ambassador at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minn., making monthly visits to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Minneapolis to greet veterans who had also […]

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Eagle center has big plans in downtown Wabasha

Rochester Post Bulletin
John Weiss
The National Eagle Center, a centerpiece of tourism in Wabasha since it opened nine years ago, has seen visitation steadily grow and now has plans for a two-phase expansion for more programs and to make room for a $2 million collection of eagle-related art.

The center announced today that it wants to add […]

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Wabasha’s National Eagle Center draws thousands for March programming

WABASHA, Minn. — Blind in one eye, the bald eagle Was’aka showed off his impressive wingspan Saturday at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.

His talons, which have more gripping strength than a crocodile’s jaws, clutched the rubber sheath volunteer CJ Jacobson had to protect her skin while holding him. Read More …

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How to train your eagle

WABASHA — On Dec. 2, Jennifer Drayna sat down next to “Little Boy,” sipped her beloved coffee and read a novel. It was nothing dramatic.

It was, however, the National Eagle Centertrainer’s first step toward changing a wild bald eagle into one that can be used for public presentations. The full transformation will take patience, an ability […]

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