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DNR Rules Against Minnesota Bear Researcher

The state Department of Natural Resources has affirmed its decision to deny a permit to for putting radio collars on black bears to a Minnesota researcher who has gained international attention for his work.

09/24/2014

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Good Question: Do Black Bears Have To Be Put Down?

There are 10,000 – 15,000 black bears in the state of Minnesota. So it’s no surprise that every once in a while one of them takes a detour into the cities. Angie Murad has been keeping up with the male black bear that’s wandered through Savage, Burnsville, Eagan and likely close to her home in Apple Valley.

06/03/2014

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Judge Rules Against Minnesota Bear Researcher

The Department of Natural Resources has the authority to deny a permit to a researcher for putting radio collars on black bears in northern Minnesota, an administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, saying his methods raise significant public safety concerns. The DNR had sufficient cause when it decided to stop renewing Lynn Rogers’ permits last year, wrote Tammy Pust, Minnesota’s chief administrative law judge.

05/27/2014

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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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Neighborhood On Edge After Bear Kills Dog

Livonia Township, east of Zimmerman, is a rural area with many of its homes surrounded by forest.

05/07/2012

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1st Graders Testify To Make Black Bears MN’s Mammal

Some first graders from Andover Elementary School got an up-close lesson on government Monday afternoon as they testified about a bill they want passed.

03/12/2012

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Elementary School Students Push To Get Bear Bill Passed

Some Twin Cities elementary students are adding another subject to their list of lessons: politics.

02/07/2012

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Minn. Man Comes Face-To-Face With Black Bear

A 20-year-old Melrude man says he recently came face-to-face with a large black bear, which sniffed his cheek and snorted at him before wandering away.

09/01/2011

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Finding Minnesota: Eating Breakfast With The Bears

Minnesota is home to about 27,000 black bears. And each year thousands of people visit a sanctuary to get an up-close look at them and learn about their behavior.

07/24/2011

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