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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