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A murder of crows sit in a tree in Rochester, Minn. Each year, the birds arrive in mid-November and stay for the winter. Evan Frost /MPR News hide caption

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This Minnesota City Has A Bird Poop Problem, But The Crow Patrol Is On It

Rochester's fight with downtown crows and their poop intensifies each winter. Chasing them away falls to a dedicated band of city workers armed with lasers, starter pistols and crow distress calls.

Chill Day LAKEY INSPIRED
Elevate LAKEY INSPIRED
2 Trees Foals
Black Gold Foals
Black Balloons Local Natives
Horripilation Do Make Say Think
As Far as the Eye Can See Do Make Say Think
Angelic Breaths Mokhov
Hello Tomorrow Mokhov
No Love Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Diaspora Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah feat. Elena Pinderhughes

The long economic recovery has brought unemployment to historic lows. But the number of men in the labor force during their prime working age has dropped significantly over the past 50 years. Jetta Productions Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Job Boom, More Men Are Giving Up On Work

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Nine Billion Names... [To A. Clarke] Mooncake
Turquoise Mooncake
Paper Scissors Stone Portico Quartet
Dawn Patrol Portico Quartet
Concept 1 Kodomo

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This Minnesota City Has A Bird Poop Problem, But The Crow Patrol Is On It

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Birdwoman Poppy Ackroyd
Baby Yoda Day by Dave
Cantina Band London Symphony Orchestra
Still Sound Toro y Moi

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