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Ducklings rescue attracts crowd of spectators to downtown Park Rapids

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

Ducklings being rescued from a storm sewer
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/Enterprise)

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

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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