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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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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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