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Prairie Island donates $500K to national eagle center

The Prairie Island Indian Community has donated $500,000 to the National Eagle Center in Minnesota.

The tribe's donation will help the center build a $4.3 million building on the Mississippi River. The 14,000-square-foot center will an observation deck, educational spaces and exhibits about the bald eagle.

Audrey Bennett, the president of the tribe, attended a groundbreaking for the center on Monday. "The eagle is a sacred and treasured part of our spirituality, and it's a joy and an honor to help educate people about it," Bennett told The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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The eagles nest (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 8/22)

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