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Park Rapids public works employee Stephanie Paulson lifts a duckling out of the storm sewer. In the background the mother anxiously waits for the rest of her brood. (Sarah Smith/Park Rapids Enterprise)

Duck rescue attracts crowd to downtown Park Rapids

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Duck rescue attracts crowd to downtown Park Rapids
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

PARK RAPIDS - A daring duckling rescue played out on Main Avenue in Park Rapids Wednesday morning after two cosmetology students spotted a female mallard honking in distress on a street corner.

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They soon discovered why - her kids were down in a storm sewer.

They called for help. Park Rapids public works crews came to the rescue with pick axes, sledge hammers and the determination to get all the babies out of the sewer.

If you thought it was tricky keeping up with two kids, try 13.

The rescue attracted a sizable crowd on onlookers who cheered when each baby was lifted above ground.

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