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Minneapolis outreach workers rescue ducklings from storm drain

By: - May 19, 2020 9:33 am

Outreach worker Jase Roe rescued two ducklings from a storm drain in north Minneapolis.

Outreach workers Jenny Bjorgo, Halie Gudmonson and Jase Roe were driving through north Minneapolis on Monday looking for a client when Roe noticed a duck standing next to a storm drain.

“And I have seen videos where the ducklings fall into the grate, so I was like ‘Oh my God, I think that duck lost her babies,’” Roe said.

He made Bjorgo turn around and sure enough there were ducklings trapped at the bottom of a storm drain. Bjorgo streamed the rescue on Facebook Live.

Roe was able to take the cover off, reach in and pull out two ducklings, who immediately ran off with their mama.

Sadly, there was one left in there they couldn’t reach.

“You know we tried our best, and it’s the circle of life,” Roe said.

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Max Nesterak
Max Nesterak

Max Nesterak is the deputy editor of the Reformer and reports on labor and housing. Most recently he was an associate producer for Minnesota Public Radio after a stint at NPR. He also co-founded the Behavioral Scientist and was a Fulbright Scholar to Berlin, Germany.