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Press Photo by April Baumgarten A golden eagle soars in the Sept. 28, 2011, photo after being released at the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, approximately 60 miles southwest of the Killdeer Mountains. Eagles have important nesting habitat and hunting territory in the mountains.

Straight through the golden nest: Biologists fear power line will disrupt eagles


FARGO — Biologists are concerned that a proposed power transmission line that would skirt the southern Killdeer Mountains in western North Dakota could disrupt nesting habitat for protected golden eagles.

A research biologist said the eagles around the Killdeer Mountains are of special concern because they exhibit rare paired hunting and group hunting behavior, never before documented in golden eagles.

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Patrick Springer
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