Fans of National Eagle Center rally at Capitol for expansion funds

//Fans of National Eagle Center rally at Capitol for expansion funds

Star Tribune, Emily Allen
March 7, 2018

For Emily Durand, the National Eagle Center, perched on the Mississippi River in Wabasha, Minn., is a local and national treasure.

On Wednesday, Durand, 39, who serves on the center’s board, hopped onto a bus with her 8-year-old daughter to take that message to the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Durand’s family visits the attraction several times a year. Her daughter celebrated her sixth birthday there, and she suspects her 4-year-old son will have his sixth birthday there too. “The kids probably love the Eagle Center more than I do,” she said.

They were joined in the Capitol rotunda by neighbors, schoolchildren, eagle fans and even a live eagle, all in support of the $1.5 billion bonding bill that Gov. Mark Dayton introduced in January that includes $10.19 million to expand the center. The Legislature has until May to vote on the bill.

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