A Pine County man is hospitalized after hitting a black bear on Interstate 35 near Pine City late Friday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says 48-year-old Edmund Hanson, of Brook Park, was driving on I-35 when a black bear stepped out onto the highway.
A black bear was spotted in Kandiyohi County pawing at a bird feeder on Decision Hills Bible Camp Road in Spicer.
The four stories to know for Monday, May 11, include an Elk River cop shot and killed, wild weather across the nation and more.
A male hunter was attacked by a black bear in northern Pine County Saturday afternoon, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office. According to police, officers received a 911 call reporting the man had been attacked just northeast of the Village of Duxbury.
One lucky black bear has a Wisconsin logger to thank for helping him out of an odd situation. Garrett Smith found a bear struggling in a corn field near Rice Lake, Wis. on Sunday and used a claw to pop a can free from the bear’s head.
A man shot and killed a black bear in Albertville Tuesday night after it was spotted in his yard while his daughter was outside playing, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities received a call at about 7:45 p.m. that a black bear had been seen on the 10000 block of 64th Street NE in Albertville. The caller, Lawrence Engstrom, told authorities the bear walked up to their sliding glass door in the back yard.
A black bear, possibly the same one seen recently in several south-metro communities, was shot and killed early Saturday morning in West St. Paul. Police say they received reports of a black bear wandering near Bernard Street West and Charlton Street. The bear was described as weighing between 120 – 150 pounds and had an injured hind leg.
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.
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.
The first reports of a north woods visitor came just prior to the Memorial Day weekend. On Friday morning, the phone line to Savage police began ringing as folks like Jessica Sepeda called in, saying they’d seen a bear.
A mama black bear and her two cubs have been spotted by residents in one Osceola, Wis. neighborhood. They’ve gotten awfully close to homes, so now police and DNR are stepping in to make sure the bears and residents stay safe. It began innocently enough.
Lake Mille Lacs is a hotspot for catching walleyes this time of year. But customers caught something they weren’t expecting during Monday’s launch trip at Twin Pines resort – a struggling black bear.
Department of Natural Resources officials will be holding a press conference soon to discuss a bear attack incident that happened Monday night in northern Minnesota.
Reward money has now been tripled for information leading to the arrest of those involved in illegally killing a black bear. The bear was shot while hibernating in a culvert near Star Prairie, Wis., in February.
Black bear sightings in the suburbs are rare, but neighbors in one south metro city are on the lookout. That’s because a bear was seen roaming residential streets in Cottage Grove Wednesday morning. Police think it weighed as much as 250 pounds.
A North Branch teenager recently had his own man-versus-beast encounter.
A collared black bear was killed near Ely on Thursday after it entered a garage where children were, snarled at them, and refused to leave, says the Minnesota DNR.
For the second day in a row a black bear has wandered into a populated area. This time the bear was spotted in Lino Lakes running out of a ditch and into the path of a car.
For the second time in six months, a black bear wandered around a St. Paul neighborhood before being shot and killed by police.
St. Paul Police say they were advised to shoot and kill a bear roaming in the Frogtown neighborhood.
Lon Feia has a whopper of a hunting story to share.
There’s concern that Hope, one of the world’s most famous black bears, may be dead in northern Minnesota.
Minnesota has a state tree, the red pine and a state bird, the common loon. But Minnesota doesn’t have a state mammal.
The bear was spotted around 4:30 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Henry Street and Second Avenue.
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.