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.
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.
Minnesota has a state tree, the red pine and a state bird, the common loon. But Minnesota doesn’t have a state mammal.