Bird battle escalates

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POSTED: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 7:15pm

Audubon Society asks Minnesota governor to join push for special glass panels on the new Vikings Stadium that they claim will reduce bird deaths. John Croman reports.

(KARE) Minnesota's bird enthusiasts are asking Governor Mark Dayton to apply pressure to the stadium board and the Vikings to change the design of the glass wall that will be the new stadium's signature design feature.

"A beautiful aesthetic to me is watching a 64-yard touchdown run. It's not looking at a building with clear glass that I know is going to kill thousands of birds every year," says Sharon Stiteler, an author and blogger.

Stiteler, who has a loyal following at her website, says the stadium's location -- within a mile of the Mississippi River -- will make it a prime spot for birds to collide with glass.

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