Bears

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Bear Researcher Gets No Reprieve From Governor

A Minnesota bear researcher remains under orders to remove radio collars from bears he’s studying by the end of the month, but will be allowed to appeal. Bear researcher Lynn Rogers sounded optimistic after a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr on Monday. But Landwehr said afterward he does not plan to lift his decision to rescind Rogers’ permit to keep tracking collars on bears in the Ely area.

07/22/2013

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NFC Update: Contract Extensions And Rehabbed Players Returning To NFL

Contract extensions and players expected to return for Week 1. Here’s a glimpse of the news and stories emerging from the NFC this week..

07/16/2013

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NFC Roundup: Quarterback Battles Heat Up Across NFL

As Kickoff weekend creeps closer every day, the stories around the NFL continue to heat up. Here are the notable developments this past week for teams in the NFC…

07/09/2013

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Embattled Bear Researcher Taking Fight To Top

Embattled bear researcher Lynn Rogers is hoping to take his fight to the top. He said Wednesday he’s trying to get a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton to appeal a Department of Natural Resources decision not to renew his permits to radio-collar wild bears and place video cameras in their dens. The Ely-based researcher has a devoted following, but he’s run afoul of DNR officials who say he’s made wild bears too comfortable around humans and question the scientific value of his work.

07/03/2013

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NFC Roundup: Training Camps, NFL Kickoff Days Away

The past week has not been a stellar one for the NFL, with arrest warrants and substance abuse violations dominating the off season news. Here’s a look at the latest developments around the NFC.

07/02/2013

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Minn. Denies Bear Researcher’s Permit

A renowned bear researcher known to hand-feed the animals and broadcast the birth of cubs over the Internet is losing his Minnesota permit to do his close-up research. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources informed Lynn Rogers on Friday that he wouldn’t get a new permit to radio-collar wild bears or videotape them in their dens.

06/28/2013

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Scientists Find Out Why Moose Population’s Slipping

Scientists are trying to figure out why the moose population in Minnesota has gone down as much as 65 percent. The answers aren’t good news.
The Minnesota DNR captured 49 moose calves and fitted them with GPS transmitter collars. Days after finishing their work, 22 of the newborn moose had already died.

05/31/2013

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Wis. Officials Say Bear Poached While Hibernating

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources believe a bear was killed while hibernating, and are offering a $500 reward to find out by whom.

05/01/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Kid’s Birthday Party

Planning a child’s birthday party can be difficult. There are only so many times you can eat pizza and play skee ball.

04/18/2013

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Minnesota Bears Emerging From Hibernation

Minnesota’s bears are emerging from hibernation, but wildlife managers say there’s no need for alarm — just preparation.

04/12/2013

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Pick-A-Side: NFL’s Best Rivalry?

What’s the NFL’s best rivalry?

12/29/2012

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TTYM: Boo-Hoo Bears, Olympian ‘Hot To Trot’ and Worst Free Throw Ever?

An Olympic runner turns “street walker,” possibly the worst free throw ever and another Bear joins the “blame the fans” bandwagon.  It’s all this week in That Thing You Missed. Boo Hoo! Photo Credit: Stacy Revere/Getty […]

12/21/2012

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TTYM: A ‘Bear’ Naked Tweet, A NASCAR Brawl And No Horsing Around For Berry

What one thing terrifies the NFL’s Eric Berry on the field? Ndamukong Suh’s personal hygiene is more important than you.. And find out how soccer sensation Hope Solo and former Seattle Seahawk Jerramy Stevens spent their […]

11/16/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Toughest NFL Defense?

Which NFL defense is the toughest?

10/02/2012

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Uptick In Bears Roaming North Metro

A Ramsey woman recently spotted an unusual animal digging in her bird feeder – a bear. She’s one of more than a dozen neighbors in the suburb who’ve called police over the furry intruder.

06/28/2012

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Bear Center: Collared Bear Shot, Killed In Soudan

A collared bear, named Gentle Jo, was shot and killed in Soudan, Minn. Monday evening, according to the North American Bear Center’s website.

05/23/2012

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Wis. Police Kill Aggressive-Acting Bear

Marshfield police have shot and killed a bear that they say showed signs of being aggressive.

04/10/2012

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Good Question: What Exotic Animals Are Legal In MN?

After the owner of an Ohio exotic animal park threw open the cages of more than 50 animals and then killed himself, authorities said they had to kill nearly all of them to protect the neighborhood. They are animals that most of us will only see in a zoo, but what kind of exotic animals are legal to have in Minnesota?

10/20/2011

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Vikings-Bears: Eric Nelson’s Postgame Interviews

It was an ugly night in Chicago for the Vikes as they fell 39-10 to the Bears. Eric Nelson was there and talked to both teams following the game.

10/17/2011

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Vikings’ Peterson Sees Opportunity Against Bears

For one brief moment, it was 2007 all over again in Adrian Peterson’s mind.

10/15/2011

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DNR Urges Caution After Bear Incidents Near Ely

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging people to be careful after recent reports of aggressive behavior by black bears in the Ely area.

08/29/2011

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DNR Asks Hunters To Not Shoot Radio-Collared Bears

Wildlife managers are asking hunters not to shoot radio-collared bears during Minnesota’s bear hunting season, which opens Thursday.

08/29/2011

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Minn. Black Bear Population Heads To Farmland

Researchers have found the state’s black bear population continues to expand from its usual forest habitat into farmland in northwestern Minnesota, raising the chances of dangerous run-ins with humans.

03/15/2011

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Bear Researcher: DNR Rule Endangering Collared Bears

The Department of Natural Resources decided Monday that radio-collared bears will continue to be fair game to hunters this fall. Now, a Minnesota bear researcher says the DNR is exposing his life’s work to unnecessary risk.

03/01/2011

Good Question: How Does Hibernation Work?

Most of us have a cartoony image of hibernation: Yogi Bear snoozing away under the giant Redwood tree. But in Ely, Minnesota, Lily the bear is showing signs of labor. She’s about to give birth, in the middle of hibernating. So what happens during hibernation?

01/20/2011

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