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Bridgewater, Vikings Get By Bears 13-9

The Minnesota Vikings were just getting started, with a rookie quarterback and a first-time head coach in Mike Zimmer so eager to maintain momentum he told the players to report to practice in a few days.

12/28/2014

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Man Recounts Horrific Bear Attack In Pine County

Brandon Johnson and Craig Lindstrom have gone an annual hunting trip for 12 years. But this last one in September was different. “Everybody kids about things, but nobody thinks something like that’s going to happen,” Brandon said. His group shot a black bear on the trip near Duxbury.

12/10/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-17-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A busy Monday with Dave Lee-Click the Link Above to head to his PODCAST PAGE!

11/17/2014

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Cutler Leads Struggling Bears Over Vikings 21-13

Jay Cutler threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns, and the Chicago Bears won for just the second time in seven games, beating the Minnesota Vikings 21-13 on Sunday.

11/16/2014

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Black Bear Spotted Near Paul Bunyan, Babe Statues

Bemidji saw black and blue on Friday morning, but the wild incident ended with a peaceful nap. Police were called to the Paul Bunyan Park near the area of 12th Street Northeast and Lake Blvd. at about 6 a.m. A number of people reported seeing a black bear in the area.

06/06/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-4-14

Miss something from today? Check out the highlights on THE PODCAST PAGE

06/04/2014

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Black Bear Pops Up Again In South Metro

The black bear that’s been sighted numerous times in the southern Twin Cities metro area during the past week has popped up once again. According to Savage Police, the black bear was spotted at about 1 p.m. Thursday on the 14100 block of Vernon Avenue.

05/29/2014

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Bear Stops Traffic In Savage

A young bear disrupted traffic Friday morning in Savage before disappearing into the woods, according to police. Authorities first received reports of the bear at about 5 a.m. when it attempted to cross Highway 13 near McColl Drive. Traffic stopped in both directions to allow the bear to pass.

05/23/2014

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Judge Delays Decision In Bear Researcher Case

An administrative law judge has delayed a ruling and given both sides more time to file papers in the case of Minnesota bear researcher Lynn Rogers, who’s fighting to win back his research permit.

04/30/2014

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Minnesota To Hold Bear License Numbers Steady

Minnesota wildlife managers plan to hold the number of bear hunting licenses steady this year to help gradually increase the bear population. Minnesota’s bear population was estimated at 17,000 in 2008, but the DNR says trends suggest the population is down to between 10,000 and 15,000.

04/07/2014

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Researcher’s Neighbors Deny Problems With Bears

Neighbors of a Minnesota man who was denied a permit to continue his research told an administrative law judge Tuesday that the wild bears he studies aren’t dangerous and don’t cause problems.

03/04/2014

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Vikings’ Peterson Returns, Probable Vs. Bears

Adrian Peterson returned to Minnesota Vikings’ practice on Friday and is probable for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

11/29/2013

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Trestman: No Plans To Shake Up Bears’ Defense

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman still has faith in his team’s defense.

11/25/2013

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Alleged Bear Guide Faces More Than A Dozen Hunting Charges

A northern Minnesota man faces thousands of dollars in fines and the possible loss of hunting privileges if convicted of numerous illegal bear and deer hunting charges, the Department of Natural Resources said.

11/04/2013

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Researchers: Minn. Moose Calves Dying Quicker Than Usual

State wildlife experts say our moose calves are dying at a faster rate than they should be. Researchers in northern Minnesota say more than 60 percent of the young moose they tracked have died within the first four months of their birth.

09/27/2013

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Bears Worried More About Pass Rush Than Peterson

The Chicago Bears find themselves worrying about improving their pass rush at a time when there could be a somewhat more pressing issue facing them: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

09/11/2013

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DNR: Oldest Known Wild Black Bear Dies Of Old Age

Minnesota wildlife officials say the world’s oldest known wild black bear has died of old age at 39 1/2. Bear No. 56 was first captured and radio-collared in 1981 when Ronald Reagan was early in his first term.

08/27/2013

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NFC Update: Teams Averted Catastrophe This Week For First Team Offenses

This week was the final week that starters were likely to appear in the preseason, offering fans one more indiscernible glimpse of what may lie ahead in the ensuing 17 weeks of NFL battle.

08/26/2013

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NFC Update: NFL Preseason Victories Overshadowed By Key Player Losses

Here’s an update on which NFC teams took a step forward this week, and which ones overwhelmed the training staff with a rash of new injuries…

08/19/2013

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Despite High Profile Cases, Bear Attacks Rare In MN

Bear attacks and mauling incidents are in the news all too often recently — 7 attacks in 5 states in the past week, seemingly unprovoked. But the chances of coming face to face with one in Minnesota are thankfully pretty slim.

08/19/2013

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NFC Update: NFL Preseason Is In Full Swing

Teams squared off against one another for the first time this season, often at full speed, and occasionally featuring first team offensive sets.

08/13/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Defenses To Draft

Good rule of thumb: Wait on defenses. Here’s our top 12 fantasy football defenses to draft.

08/09/2013

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NFC Update: Hall Of Fame Game Opens NFL Preseason

This weekend witnessed its first preseason game, and in no time the bid for the Super Bowl will be well under way.

08/05/2013

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NFC Update: Injuries Sideline Key Players Ahead Of NFL Season

The good news is, arrests and court cases did not dominate NFL news this week. The bad news is that injuries to key players overwhelmed the news cycle instead.

07/30/2013

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NFC Update: Training Camps Open, Teams Prepare For NFL Season

Welcome back to another update of the weeks’ events. Here’s a glimpse at the latest happenings around the NFC…

07/23/2013

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