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Flint Hills Resources staff take care of 20 bluebird houses on and near the refinery property.

A good year to be a bluebird

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It's been a banner year for bluebirds at Flint Hills Resources.

Ten years ago a Flint Hills employee installed a few bluebird houses on the refinery's property. Process engineer Joel Mielke, an avid outdoorsman, recognized a need to monitor the houses and volunteered to help do it.

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This year the company had a record 89 bluebird hatchlings. Mielke said all 89 bluebirds left the nest, which will add to the area's population.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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